John Wayne Pioneer Trail Snowmobiling
The 6th most popular snowmobile trail in Washington.
Saturday 30 July 2016 03:43 GMT
East of Seattle, the 108 mile John Wayne Pioneer Trail is open to snowmobiling and follows the former roadbed of the Chicago-Milwaukee-St. Paul-Pacific Railroad stretching from the Cascades to the Idaho border. The 100-mile portion from Cedar Falls (near North Bend) to the Columbia River near Vantage is managed as Iron Horse State Park. This gravel surfaced trail is open to snowmobiles and cross-country skiers in winter.
The route links the heavily populated Puget Sound region of western Washington over the Cascades to the more rural and agricultural lands of eastern Washington. This multi-use trail is an essential link in the emerging cross-state trail that will eventually connect Idaho to the Pacific Ocean.
A popular section stretches 28 miles from North Bend to the Snoqualmie Pass.
Overall, John Wayne Pioneer Trail is the 6th most popular snowmobile trail of all 28 snowmobiling rides in Washington. Several of the better snowmobile trails are nearby John Wayne Pioneer Trail including Mount Baker NRA SnoPark, Canyon Creek SnoPark, Glacier Creek SnoPark, Anderson Creek SnoPark and Finney Creek SnoPark.