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Old 06-15-19, 05:58 AM
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Bike Route Across Washington

I'm in the middle of a bike tour that's going to end in Seattle. I plan on riding the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, then across WA to finish up.

On a map I have, it shows two bike routes across WA. One passes through Othello and the other through Kennewick. It doesn't give any information about them, nor their names.

If anyone familiar with these could shed some light on the subject, I'd appreciate it. And which would you do?
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If you are "in the middle of a bike tour that's going to end in Seattle" then you should already be well past the Coeur d'Alenes.

But check ou the Route of the Hiawatha while you are in the area.
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Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes isn't for a few more weeks. I'm currently in Utah.
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John wayne pioner trail is the same old railroad bed as the Coeur d'Alenes.
https://palousetocascadestrail.org/trail-info.html
https://palousetocascadestrail.org/maps.html

For dirt roads
Cross-washington mountain bike route - Home

https://olympicdiscoverytrail.org/ex...teractive-map/
good place to ride a bike, even a road bike with bags and to much stuff.
Do your self a favor and visit 3rd beach near La Push.

Lot of places to get off your bike up there. You dont want to ride the Lady of the Lake to Stehekin?


Northern tier passes through Twisp on hwy 20, best bet for a skinny tire bike

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Originally Posted by chrisx View Post
John wayne pioner trail is the same old railroad bed as the Coeur d'Alenes.
https://palousetocascadestrail.org/trail-info.html
https://palousetocascadestrail.org/maps.html



But my guess no where near the same condition? I was looking for a quiet safe ride through the Cascades but musch of that trail looked a bit rough for me. At least when I last looked.
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But my guess no where near the same condition? I was looking for a quiet safe ride through the Cascades but musch of that trail looked a bit rough for me. At least when I last looked.
There is a move on to fix it up, some say it is rideable.
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This screenshot might clarify the question. Starting where the purple lines crisscross in the upper-right and heading west, which purple line should I take? The north or south one?
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Anywhere but the Columbia river gorge you climb to go Over the Cascades..
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You have a number or considerations:

1. Where to cross the Columbia River
2. Where to cross the Cascades

Not as easy as it seems.

There are great crossings over the Columbia at Wenatchee,
but US 2 on the west side of the Cascades sux - narrow, dangerous, heavy traffic.

The Iron Horse Trail from Ellensburg to just east of Seattle is great,
but the crossing over the Columbia is I-90 with no shoulder.

Hwy 20 over the North Cascades is stunning.
You can cut up to it from Plummer, Idaho
via Spokane, Wilbur, Grand Coulee & Twisp
Then cut south after crossing the Cascades via Arlington.
You would be best to access Seattle via the Burke Gilman Trail.
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