Best Rail Trails Pacific Northwest

More Than 60 Rail Trails in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho

Book Description

Best Rail Trails Pacific Northwest is the complete guide to walking, jogging, biking, and cross-country skiing more than sixty of the best rail trails in one of the most beautiful and geographically varied reaches of America. Written by a local author with expert knowledge of the region, this easy-to-use book provides mile-by-mile descriptions of the most popular rural and urban rail trails in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, plus complete listings of the region’s other rail trails—from Washington’s Burke Gilman Trail that passes above the old sand point naval base, to Idaho’s Route of the Hiawatha Trail, renowned for its tunnels.

Look inside to find:

  • Full trail profiles, including length, access points, difficulty rating, and surface type
  • Detailed trail maps
  • Full-color photos
  • GPS coordinates
  • At-a-glance icons for easy identification of rail trails that best suit one’s interests
  • Information on wheelchair accessibility; availability of parking, restrooms, and places to eat along the trail; locations of ranger stations, visitor’s centers, and depot museums; and where to rent bikes

About Bartley, Natalie

A Pennsylvania native, Natalie L. Bartley moved to Idaho in 1987 to work as an outdoor program manager and has lived there ever since. When she is not working as a freelance writer, she can be found mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, crosscountry skiing, or exploring the outdoors with her yellow Labrador retriever. She has over 500 articles to her credit in publications including Paddler, Canoe and Kayak, Ski Patrol, National Ski Areas Association Journal, Women in the Outdoors, and The Idaho Statesman. Natalie is a certified kayak and ski instructor, and a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, the North American Snowsport Journalists Association Western Region, and the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association.