Explore 42 multiuse pathways covering 989 miles with this official rail-trail guide for Washington and Oregon
This region boasts some of the most rural and unique rail-trails in America, such as the 253-mile John Wayne Pioneer Trail with its remote canyons, mountain vistas, and railroad relics. The Foothills Trail, a 30-mile pathway, offers many types of terrain and small-town charms, all with the 14,410-foot Mount Rainier as its backdrop.
The development of the railroads led to the creation of prominent western cities, and now, many rail-trails, such as Portland’s 21.5-mile Springwater Corridor, serve as connectors for neighborhoods, parks, businesses, and much more.
Experience the diverse landscapes, from town to mountain, desert to waterway, forest stream to ocean, and the many historical landmarks and cultural attractions along Washington’s and Oregon’s rail-trails.
In this book, you’ll find:
- Detailed maps for every rail-trail, plus driving directions to trailheads
- Icons indicating the activities each trail can accommodate
- Succinct descriptions written by rail-trail experts
“You can now throw away all your self-help books on fighting depression, losing weight, toning muscles, finding something to do with your kids, and learning American history. Just use this guide, find a great trail, and enjoy!”
-Peter Harnik, Director, Center for City Park Excellence, Trust for Public Land