Chehalis Western Trail

EASY 19 reviews
Olympia, Washington
Chehalis Western Trail is a 13.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Olympia, WA and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

13.8 miles 226 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

road biking

walking

Chambers Lake Trailhead:From Seattle, S on I-5 to exit 109. Right on Martin Way E to College Street. Left for 1 mile to 14th Ave. Right for 1 mile to trailhead on left after the trestle.


1 month ago

road biking

Wide paved trail that is used by horseback riders, bikers, joggers, and walkers. Trail passes a variety of areas from housing developments to farms, ponds to fields. Plenty of wildlife to catch a glimpse of. It's a great walk for kids and dogs. Benches are available every so often if you get tired. There are some racks in a few areas. One end of the trail stops at The Woodard Bay Sanctuary. It's a trail about a mile long that is closed part of the year and does not allow dogs. It is a very busy mating area for herons.


1 month ago

road biking

If you ride the entire trail end to end its 40+ miles of the finest, shaded, quiet trail you can find in Washington St. Road it today and it wasn't crowded at all. Ample places to stop and use the restroom. You could connect it to the Yelm / Tenino trails and squeeze out about a very safe 70 mile ride. Minimal elevation gain of 390'.

This is definitely a new favorite.


4 months ago

walking


4 months ago

road biking


5 months ago

I love this trail and our whole family has been using it frequently for several years now. We have taken our horses' on it, jogged, biked, walked with our dogs, scooters, etc. The biggest issue I have is there are no garbage cans anywhere along the trail. They want you to pick up your dog poo but then expect you to carry it the whole way......which leads to people leaving bags of dog poo along the trail. It wouldn't be that hard to provide cans, then use a little utility vehicle to empty them every so often. Otherwise, hey, if you didn't bring your dogs then enjoy!


5 months ago


10 months ago

road biking

Good cycling trail that connects to Woodland. It's very convenient for commuter cyclists. I used to take this trail from my job in Lacey, to rugby practice off of Yelm highway.


11 months ago

road biking

Beautiful trail, very easy did it in about 2 hours total. Well worth it.


1 year ago

mountain biking

When I lived in Yelm I rode this trail every weekend from Yelm to Rainier and sometimes from Yelm to Olympia and back. Its a nice smooth, level, paved trail. Sundays seem to be when most people are out with their kids and family members. I usually rode during the early afternoon to late afternoon and I met quite a few people but there's room for everyone. Biking, jogging, walking, rollerblading, you can safely do it all on this paved route and I promise you, you will enjoy every minute of it. Enjoy.


1 year ago

mountain biking

When I lived in Yelm I rode this trail every weekend from Yelm to Rainier and sometimes from Yelm to Olympia and back. Its a nice smooth, level, paved trail. Sundays seem to be when most people are out with their kids and family members. I usually rode during the early afternoon to late afternoon and I met quite a few people but there's room for everyone. Biking, jogging, walking, rollerblading, you can safely do it all on this paved route and I promise you, you will enjoy every minute of it. Enjoy.


2 years ago

Really nice trail did about 12 miles on it. Looking forward to doing the rest.


2 years ago

road biking

Great ride at 10 AM Saturday morning. For late November there were plenty of people on the trail. Started from Woodard Bay and completed 18.5 miles round trip. Stopped at Turkish Kebab on the way back and had a delicious lunch; highly recommend! Next will start farther east to head to Rainier and Yelm.


2 years ago

road biking

One of the things I miss about living in Olympia is this trail. It is a great trail for biking whatever distance you feel like that day.


3 years ago

I ride this trail about 4 times a week. Not many people. Very well kept. Nice and peaceful ride time and time again -- I love it. No hills to speak of.


3 years ago

road biking

alot of fun. friendly patrons.


3 years ago

road biking


4 years ago

road biking

This is a great trail for biking. You can really cruise on this well maintained mostly paved trail. Great for long distance bike rides.


4 years ago

mountain biking

A very well maintained, paved trail that stretches 22 miles from Olympia to Rainier. Good for walking, or bike riding and it never seems to be very crowded.


5 years ago

road biking

Scenic rail trail stretching from Woodard Bay nature preserve (The Nature Conservancy) south to the town of Rainier, WA. Great for walking, biking, running, roller blading, birding. Well maintained by Thurston County Parks & Rec. Crosses various rural roads, has bridges over some major roads such as I-5 and Martin Way.