Chehalis Western Trail

Here is a link about the Chehalis Western Trail

Here is a link about the bridges over I-5 for the Chehalis Western Trail

Directions: To park at the Chambers Lake Trailhead, from Interstate 5 heading south, take Exit 109 and turn right off the exit ramp onto Martin Way. At the next light, turn left on College Street and drive about one mile. Just after crossing Lacey Boulevard, turn right on 14th Avenue Southeast. In .7 mile, after crossing under the trail beneath an old railroad trestle (the Chehalis Western Trail), turn left into the parking lot. For directions to the Woodard Bay trailhead, see the trail Web site.

Location: Parking off Woodard Bay Rd. just north
of Lemon Rd. Trail access is also available along 4000 block of Martin Way near the bus stop and at cross streets including 26th Ave. and South Bay Rd

The Thurston County Parks and Recreation Department acquired 15.5-miles of the Chehalis Western Railroad corridor from Weyerhaeuser Timber Company in 1989 and 1996. The County recently took over the northern 5 miles from Lacey to Woodward Bay and is currently building three bridges over I5, Martin Way, and Pacific to connect the segments together. To navigate this stretch, use the existing at-grade crossing of Pacific Avenue, approximately 100 yards east of where the trail touches the road. After you cross Pacific, continue east another one block until Sleater-Kinney Road. Turn right, or south, and go 100 yards to 12th Avenue. Take a right on 12th and follow until the end (approximately 300 yards). You’ll find an “on-ramp” at the end of the road that leads you back to the main trail.

Here is a link about the Yelm – Tenino Trail

Here is a link about the ADA complaint filed by the Tacoma wheelmen regarding the stupid gates on the Chehalis Western Trail

Here is a link about the response from thurston county

Here is an email I sent to the governor about the absurd gates, together with her response.