Rail Trail Articles
The Light at the End of the Tunnel. What's a family cycling trip through Idaho without glow sticks, Peanut Butter Bumpers, a timeless rite of passage and a little act of larceny?
The Spokane River Centennial Trail is a non-motorized 37-mile paved pathway. Our Community Trail begins at the State Line of Idaho & ends at Nine Mile Falls, Washington. www.spokanecentennialtrail.org
Friends of the Weiser River Trail (FWRT) is a private, non-profit, organization formed to convert the old Pacific and Idaho Northern (PIN) railroad grade from Weiser, Idaho, to Rubicon (near New Meadows, ID) into a trail for public recreation. The 84-mile long trail passes through the towns of Midvale, Cambridge, and Council. www.weiserrivertrail.org
The Slocan Valley Rail Trail is a recreational facility preserving an important part of the Slocan Valley heritage. Visitors can experience a sense of nature and history along the rail trail, including unique riverside scenery in BC's West Kootenay region. The 50 km section of former Canadian Pacific Railway line has been developed by Tourism BC as part of the Spirit of 2010 Trail network. The trail is managed by the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society. www.svrt.ca
The Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes bike path follows the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way from Mullan, a mountain mining town near the Montana border, to Plummer, a town on the prairie near the Washington border. More than 72 miles of paved path takes you from high mountain splendor, through the historic Silver Valley, into the chain lakes region, along the shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene, over the Chatcolet Bridge to Heyburn State Park, and finally climbs to the Palouse prairie: an adventure for the entire family! http://friendsofcdatrails.org/Hiawatha/index.html
Bicycle Allance of Washington. The Bicycle Alliance advocates for bicyclists and promotes cycling to build a bicycle-friendly Washington. www.bicyclealliance.org/index.html
Ferrycounty.com. Travel information to plan the perfect vacation to destinations in Ferry County, Washington. www.ferrycounty.com/index.html
Ferry County government offical website. www.ferry-county.com
Grand Forks Community Trails. Goal is to develop a system of trails throughout and around the City of Grand Forks. www.gftrails.ca/Home.html
Inland Northwest Trails Coalition. Promotes the Inland Northwest as a premium non-motorized recreation destination while creating a viable active transportation system for our residents. www.inlandnorthwesttrails.org
Kettle Valley Steam Railway. Unique in the Okanagan Valley– a place where you can step back in time and experience rail travel as it was almost one hundred years ago. www.kettlevalleyrail.org/index.htm
National Center for Safe Routes to School. Community leaders, parents and schools across the U.S. are using Safe Routes to School programs to encourage and enable more children to safely walk and bike to school.
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nonprofit organization working with communities to preserve unused rail corridors by transforming them into trails, enhancing the health of America's environment, economy, neighborhoods and people. www.railtrails.org/index.html

Trails Society of British Columbia. Gathers public support for efforts to build and manage trails. Building a local community-based membership of trail-minded individuals and groups. Promotes a provincial trail network and records existing trail routes throughout BC. www.trailsbc.ca

Washington State Department of Transportation. A recent statewide survey shows that walking and bicycling are the top recreational activities in Washington. Washingtonians walk for various reasons—to get to work, for recreation, as part of walking events and tours, and our children may walk to school. www.wsdot.wa.gov/walk
City of Republic
Official website of the City of Republic.http://republicwa.org
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