If you’re the kind of person who likes to plan goals for the new year, I’ve got an idea for you: Bike the longest rail trail in the nation.
Lucky for you, that’s right here in Washington. At 253 miles, the John Wayne Pioneer Trail narrowly defeated Missouri’s 238-mile Katy Trail to claim the top spot.
And now that all the tunnels are open through the Cascades, there is no better time to plan your adventure on the trail.
For more on the John Wayne Pioneer Trial, Biking Bis has been all over news related to the trail. Russ and Laura from the Path Less Pedaled also gave the trail some coverage last year, saying the trail is well-positioned to become a bike touring destination.