293.6 miles
Distance
11,576 ft
Climb
-9,737 ft
Descent
00:20:12
Avg time
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John Wayne Trail Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    Iron Horse Trail
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Trail type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking

The John Wayne Pioneer Trail is a 285 mile rail trail spanning the state of Washington, from the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains to the Idaho border. Designated a National Recreational Trail, it is enjoyed by hikers, horse riders, bikers, Boy Scouts, rail historians, scientists, and trail enthusiasts of all sorts. The trail highlights Washington's diverse and scenic landscape, traveling through evergreen forests and dark tunnels, over high trestles and spectacular rivers, and across open farmland and high desert.

The western Washington section of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail (from the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains to the Columbia River. Starting in the west at Cedar Falls (on Rattlesnake Lake near North Bend) the trail climbs east through evergreen forests, crossing high trestles, and traveling under the summit of Snoqualmie Pass through the 2.3 mile long Snoqualmie Tunnel (the longest trail tunnel in the country), before exiting east of the Cascades at Hyak. From there, the trail descends gradually, around the shore of Lake Keechelus, through the Upper Yakima River Canyon and open farmland of the Kittitas Valley, and finally, across the shrub-steppe habitat of the Army's Yakima Training Center to end at the Columbia River.

The 2 mile-long Snoqualmie tunnel (east portal at Hyak, near Snoqualmie Pass summit) is closed during winter months, generally from November 1 until May.

The eastern Washington section of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail is largely undeveloped. Some sections are closed, private, or gated, and may require detours. From the Columbia River, the John Wayne Pioneer Trail travels east up the Lower Crab Creek coulee, then across vast open rangeland and channeled scablands, to end in the wheatfields of the Palouse at the small town of Tekoa near the Idaho border. There are long distances between services and water in the towns along the way, and the trail surface is currently unmaintained.

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More Stats for John Wayne Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,838 ft
  • Altitude min
    509 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,785 ft
  • Altitude start
    971 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,809 ft
  • Grade
    0.119%
  • Grade max
    -38.726%
  • Grade min
    60.63%
  • Distance climb
    167.6 miles
  • Distance down
    116.6 miles
  • Distance flat
    9.4 miles
  • Avg time
    00:20:12
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