If you know of a trail that you think should be included in this site, please leave a comment below. Give as much information as possible about the trail: name, location, URL, and a brief description would be very helpful. Thanks!
Hello: I would like to suggest you include the Yelm to Tenino Trail, in Washington.. I can write a review of it if you decide to list it. Here is a link for you with information:
http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/parks/Trails/yt-trail.htm This train hooks up with the Chahalis Western Trail. It is rural, paved, solitary. Only drawback are those small narrow gates that seem to be present in Thurston County. Please contact if you need additional information.
Thanks — actually, it’s already on the site:
if you would like to include the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, I think I can help. I have GPS traces for:
(1) Snoqualmie and Upper Snoqualmie trails:
Duvall, Wash., to Rattlesnake Lake
(2) Iron Horse State Park:
Rattlesnake Lake to Vantage, Wash.
(3) Milwaukee Road Corridor:
Vantage, Wash. to Tekoa, Wash. (and
(4) Milwaukee Road Corridor:
Ida. border (Plummer Junction, Ida.) to
Pearson, Ida., via St. Joseph valley.
(5) Hiawatha Trail (part of Milwaukee
Pearson, Ida. to East Portal, Mont., and
I-90 on the Montana side
(6) Union Pacific Corridor a/k/a Coeur
Plummer Junction, Ida., to Mullan, Ida.,
and on to Lookout Pass and East Portal
For the above segments I have GPS traces (manually cleaned up, specify GPX or KML or Topo! files). These include detours where required (note that these may change from time to time). For segments 1 and 6, I also have trailhead coordinates (scribbled on map, later entered in computer).
Later this year, I plan to ride the route again and set GPS markers for trailheads and trail conditions and such, with notes on the state of the trail and available facilities and campgrounds — but I don’t have that yet.
I also have the flyers for those trails, where available: Segments 2, 3, 4, 6. I have contact information and web sites for segments 4, 5, 6.
Segments 3 and 4 require permits; #3 is from WA State and free (camping extra), #4 is from Potlatch Corp, $10 for a bicyclist.
Segment 3 requires keys to a few gates. They are sent with the permit. It also requires a few detours on roads (longest ~46mi, total ~80mi).
Segment 5 is operated by a concessionaire who charges a fee ($20 or so). Beautiful ride, though. To avoid, use segment 6 instead of segments 4+5.
Anyway, if you are interested, let me know. I can also provide a somewhat better GPS trace for the Columbia Plateau Trail, which you already have in your list.
I am interested in hiking those trails #1 – #6 and the Columbia Plateau Trail. I think that your GPS information would be helpful to me. Are you willing to share it with me?
Felix does have some GPS info that he is willing to share. I will put you in touch with him.
Jennifer, could you also put me in touch with Felix? I certainly would love to have any maps or GPS coordinates for Vantage to Tekoa near Idaho border following the John Wayne Trail if possible. Thanks.
The province of Quebec has hundreds of miles of bike trails, many on old rail lines. Please visit: http://www.routeverte.com/ang/ for maps and information for all the bike paths. The P’tit Train du Nord (translated roughly as The Little Northern Train) has almost 120 miles of paved path north of Montreal in the beautiful Laurentian area. The island of Montreal is very cycle-friendly, and offers paths along the historic Lachine Canal and along the park on the edge of the magnificent St. Lawrence River. Great times to visit are May-October.
Thanks, Wendy! The Route Verte of Quebec is on my list to check out already (I just haven’t yet put it on the site). It takes some time to research and enter a route…
Farmington Canal Greenway in CT should be listed
I’ve put this trail on the site (or at least, part of it): http://www.poplarware.com/biketrails/2008/farmington-canal-ct/
Thanks for the great website. I love to get in contact with Felix regarding the John Wayne pioneer Trail.
Any help would be appreciated.
We have moved the Friends of the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail web site from geocities.com to:
Please update the web page shown here and any other pages:
Friends of the Mohawk-Hudson Bikeway (detailed map, links to other information)
Friends of the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail (detailed map, links to other information) – http://www.mhbht.org
Done! That link is updated.
What a great site. My husband, Jim and I do a lot of trips. Jim is superb at the planning and logistics on trips like this. Our suggestion is a great 9-day trip, including one day off in the middle. It is the Allegheny Trail, which hooks with the C&O Canal. To do the trip we drove from our home, with our bikes boxed up for Amtrak, we boarded in Pittsburgh on the Capital Express to DC. We unloaded at Union Staion in DC, put our bikes together right there in the station, (our panniers were the only ‘luggage’ we carried, so everything went right on our bikes in the station.) Talk about some strange looks from other passengers! We were beaming all the way back to PA! We took the C&O trail from DC, and hooked up with the Allegheny Trail (it is a Rails-to-Trails) back to Pittsburgh, staying at B&Bs all the way, with the mid-trip day off for whitewater rafting on the Youghegany River, visiting Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Waters and Kentucknob, with wine tasting, all in a little town called Ohiopyle, PA. What a great trip!
As an addendum and a question for others: Does anyone have any hints or suggestions for places to stay and interesting things (non touristy) things to do along the Erie Canal? Anyone who has done this; if you have useful info, it will be greatly appreciated. My husband and I wnat to do this ride in 09.
Actually, your info is wrong: the Latah Trail has been completed and is one continuous and well paved trial from Moscow all the way into Troy.
Thanks for letting me know. I’ve updated the page.
Fabulous scenery from this rails-to-trail located in the panhandle of North Idaho. Paved, with lots of tree shaded sections. Having ridden it over two days, I can understand why it is labled as the most scenic trail in America. Wildlife seen in one day included Cranes, Muscrat, Beaver, Coyote, Deer, Osprey, and a Moose munching in the lillypads. The little town of Harrison ID. has a bike shop for repairs, and a fabulous ice-cream shop called ‘The Creamery’ where one can refresh themselves and restore lost calories on a warm (95 degree) summer day. Bring at least 3 bottles of water and your lunch as there are few services. Fill your car with gas at I-90 as there are few stations in the area, and watch out for deer on the highways at dusk. Took us 7 hours driving to get there from Tacoma WA., and we camped with our tiny travel trailer at a NF campground called ‘Bell Bay’ which was only 3 miles from the Harrison trailhead. Nearby is the ‘Hiawatha Trail’, another RtT in the mountains that crosses several scenic trestles and through as many tunnels that include the ‘Saint Paul Tunnel’ at 1.7 miles long that crosses the Idaho-Montana border. Bring working headlight as you’ll need it (required)for tunnels. BTW, there is a shuttle bus for the lazy that will take one to the top and pick up at the bottom. We chose to start at the bottom so we could coast back down. This trail is not paved, but is in good hardpack. Best to have a suspension bike.
-Pete, in Lakewood, WA
Thanks. This trail is actually already on the site: http://www.poplarware.com/biketrails/2007/coeur-d-alene-id/
Great website. Clearly work in progress, but you have a great start. A couple of minor comments: 1)Some of the WA state trails don’t show up on the all WA trails, but I can find them within the website. I am sure some people miss some great trails because the marker doesn’t show up on the top page sort. 2) On your find feature it would be nice to be able to check several criteria before the search starts. Currently the find feature seems to start when the first criteria is selected.
Thanks for the suggestions!
The reason you don’t see all the WA trails is that there are several pages. If you click on the “More trails” link, you’ll see another page of trails in WA.
The find feature only lets you choose one criterion at a time. Each one is an independent link to a page showing all the trails with that criterion. Sorry if it was confusing!
Easton east to Ellensburg on the Iron Horse trail, what is the camping situation (1 night)
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) Powerline Trail in Redmond, WA
Thanks for the suggestion. According to what I’ve read, the Powerline Trail is less than 4 miles long and it looks like a mountain bike trail mostly, I think? So it doesn’t fit the criteria of this particular site. I’m aiming mostly at trails that can be done on a road bike, and that are longer than 10 miles (although I have made certain exceptions here and there). Thanks…
Wife Becky and I have been working our way back from Deadwood and our G.S. Mickelson trail ride. On the there and back, we have been on a few side bike rides and have been keeping an eye out for others that might be of interest to visitors of this website. One ride or set of rides that should be incuded is from Grand Teton National Park down to Jackson Hole WY and back up to Pheleps Lake. They just finished up paving the “proposed” bike path down from the National Elk Refuge into Jackson. That makes for a bit over 20 miles of paved mountain scenery ride. Link to the trail map attached.
Jen, there is a new paved trail in the process of being completed called the North Creek trail and starts from a spur off of the Burke-Gilman trail just east of Bothell Landing that I’ve ridden. Although it still needs work to complete it, the city of Bothell has invested a good share of money to create a connector to the northern Seattle Interurban trail through Mill Creek. Interested in adding this? Currently it travels through the Canyon Creek business parks before hitting the Bothell-Everett hwy. They are missing the main link from here along North Creek to 164th street in Mill Creek before reconnecting with a dedicated path. The trail eventually connects with McCollum Park in South Everett where one can easily catch the Interurban trail along 128th Street.
Ooops. And this one also:
Todd: I’ve ridden that trail in Bothell. It seemed to be pretty short the last time I was on it, so I haven’t included it on the site (which is mostly for trails at least 10 miles long).
You are correct. I just Google mapped it and it came out to be 9.6 miles from Bothell to McCollom Pioneer Park in South Everett. I guess I was thinking it’d be a good one to list because it is (soon to be) a vital link that connects the Eastside (of Seattle) with the north and beyond.
Ah, that’s longer than the last time I rode it, when it was only a few miles long. I think you are right that it merits inclusion, and I’ll add it to my (very long) list of trails to add when I make time to add more trails. Thanks!
I work in the tech industry too and I personally don’t know how you do it… but am glad you do. I think this is a great resource and I thank you for putting it together.
Sorry but I’m sick today so probably posting to much on your site. But I think it would be a really nice feature if you could fire emails to contributors when a particular trail gets updated. Sort of like subscribing to a trail. I’d love to get alerted when a trail page has been updated.
-Just a thought and probably a lot of work.
Todd: You can subscribe to the site’s RSS feed and get notified when a new trail is added. You can also subscribe to the “Comments” feed and get notified when comments are added. Both are in the Subscribe section on the right sidebar.
Jen, I’m not a big fan of RSS feeds but suppose I can make a mental switch. But when I attempt to subscribe to the Comments link under ‘Subscribe’ it simply display an XML page. Would you mind providing the exact procedure for subscribing to particular trail to receive emails when it has been updated? Thanks in advance.
The comments are an RSS feed. You’d need to add them to your RSS reader. Most email programs have them now…
Ever thought about a section where people could form organized rides? You know, for those of us who aren’t joiners and don’t want to be part of some bicycle political organization but wouldn’t mind have an area on this website to form some group rides or something — could be cool. I have no idea how useful it’d be.
Great idea! Unfortunately I don’t know how feasible it would be to set up in WordPress… When I get around to porting the Routes plugin to Drupal (that’s the plugin that does the maps, routes, and elevation profiles), and move the site there, I’ll come back to that idea, because it would be trivially easy to build in Drupal.
We regularly enjoy the paved Sacramento River Trail in Redding, CA. Interest points along the path include the Turtle Bay Museum, the architecturally unique Sundial Bridge and beautiful Caldwell Park as well as the river itself.
We also ride the Bear Creek Trail in Oregon from Ashland, home of the Shakseperean (sp?) Festival, to Medford and on north to Central Point.
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