John Wayne Pioneer/Iron Horse Trail

Yakima River

Description

The John Wayne Pioneer Trail is what remains of an old railway that connected Milwaukie, WI and Washington state. It connects with the Iron Horse State Trail and can be ridden from the Cascade Range all the way to the Idaho-Washington border. It's a mostly flat ride but, do keep in mind, as you approach the eastern half of Washington, the soil is really sandy and loose.

Highlights

Lakes, swimming, 2.5 mile long tunnel at Snoqualmie Pass, Ginkgo Petrified Forest, Desert, Forests, Yakima and Columbia Rivers

IMPORTANT

Camping is a legal gray area - embrace the stealth within.

Surface

Mostly gravel, pavement

Tires

40c min.

Length

2-4 days/201 miles

Season

Spring, summer, fall