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John Wayne Pioneer Trail: Ellensburg to Lake Easton

EASY 16 reviews

John Wayne Pioneer Trail: Ellensburg to Lake Easton is a 38.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Ellensburg, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 38.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,161 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

cross country skiing

mountain biking

nature trips



bird watching



wild flowers


5 months ago

picture is really miss leading expecting woods and a hike NOT just a gravel rd with NO shade map took us to a park in ellensburg wa .had to put on foot just to find the trail.when we did find the trail had to cross a rd with full traffic to just get to it does take a discovery pass just incase some body needs to know that info

6 months ago


Sunday, October 07, 2018

This trail actually starts in southern North bend on West side of Snoqualmie pass. Totally bike friendly amd easy to climb. Has a 2 mile train tunnel thru the mountain and is littered with primitive campgrounds along the entirety of the trail. I rode a fully loaded bicycle (100lbs) to get over the pass and rode the whole trail. In 2012 when I rode it there were some tunnels between Cle elum amd Ellensburg that had do not enter signs posted due to tunnel falling apart. But i had no problem getting thru and continuing at my own risk. Its a very easy hike/bike trail and takes you thru some nice scenic areas if you follow the whole trail. Will defiantly do this trail again someday.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

I have not completed the entire trail, however, the first 3-4 miles of this trail are quite flat and seem to be well maintained. I would recommend this trail for jogging, walking, biking. Bring the dogs and/or kids on this one for a fun family outing.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Great trail! Bring a flashlight and wear clothing for cold weather. Great for kids and dogs and great view at the end.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Best access point is 15th and Water.

mountain biking
4 months ago

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Sunday, July 01, 2018

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