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  • John Wayne Trail planning meeting Tuesday in Cheney

    John Wayne Pioneer Trail public meetings are planned this week as state officials seek comments on developing the controversial cross-state railroad corridor.

  • The John Wayne Pioneer Trail on track for a state park strategic plan

    The John Wayne Pioneer Trail – the eastern portion of a cross-state abandoned Milwaukee railway purchased by the state in 1981 – is on track for a state park strategic …

  • John Wayne Trail irreplaceable asset for Eastern Washington, advocates say

    Recreationists, landowners work toward compromise on maintaining the John Wayne Trail on an abandoned railway across Eastern Washington.

  • Trail opportunities will be revealed on ‘Opening Day’

    While “hitting the trail” is a year-round activity for hikers, runners and cyclists, Saturday has been dubbed “Opening Day.” Spokane area groups are riding the coattails of a national event …

  • Route of the Hiawatha set for Saturday opening

    The Route of the Hiawatha rail-trail near Lookout Pass is set to open for the 2014 summer season on Saturday. The 15-mile route for mountain biking or hiking follows a …

  • Route of the Hiawatha a local treat for visitors

    When out-of-state friends dropped in for a few days recently – an active couple on their summer vacation – the Route of the Hiawatha immediately came to mind for treating …

  • Local trail groups unite

    The Inland Northwest Trails Coalition has rounded up a dozen local leaders involved in trails-related efforts for the annual “state of the trails” presentations starting at 6 p.m. Thursday at …

  • Fall adds perfect spice to Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes

    Fall is my favorite time to ride the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes. The crowds of cyclists tend to drop off after Labor Day, and so do the swarms of …

  • Paving nearly complete on Fish Lake Trail

    Spokane is on the verge of having a spiffy, newly paved stretch of rail trail that eventually will run all the way to Cheney. Contractors this month are putting the …

  • Ferry County votes on trail

    Ferry County residents will make a critical decision on Nov. 3 regarding use of a prized abandoned railway the county acquired this year: Will motorized vehicles be allowed on the …

  • Heat bares ice at Mount Rainier

    CLIMBING – An unusually early-summer snowmelt created hazards on the Muir Snowfield at Mount Rainier starting in August. Exposed bare glacier ice and crevasses have complicated travel on this route …

  • Riding the rail

    Mountain bikes replace skis on car racks at Lookout Pass Ski area on summer days as a popular rail trail continues to set visitation records. The 15-mile Route of the …

  • Four trail tunnels will remain closed

    The closure of four tunnels has taken the steam out of bicycling the rail trail through Washington’s Iron Horse State Park-John Wayne Pioneer Trail, a popular rail trail that runs …

  • Ferry Trail

    Somewhere in a land not so far away, an abandoned railroad could become the best rail trail in Washington. Or maybe the worst.

  • Route of Hiawatha Trail opens Saturday

    The Route of the Hiawatha mountain bike trail will open for the 2009 season on Saturday.



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