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The John Wayne Pioneer Trail is a 285 mile rail trail spanning the state of Washington, from the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains to the Idaho border. Designated a National Recreational Trail, it is enjoyed by hikers, horse riders, bikers, Boy Scouts, rail historians, scientists, and trail enthusiasts of all sorts. The trail highlights Washington's diverse and scenic landscape, traveling through evergreen forests and dark tunnels, over high trestles and spectacular rivers, and across open farmland and high desert.

The Friends of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail is an all volunteer, non-profit 501c3 organization devoted to promoting, maintaining and developing the John Wayne Pioneer Trail. Your support is needed to continue development of the trail as one of Washington's recreational treasures. Learn more about the history of the trail and how it was almost lost.

Are you on Instagram? We just launched the Friends of the JWPT account! We would re
ally appreciate a follow. Also, be sure to tag your photos of the trail with #johnwaynepioneertrail. We'll be featuring some o
f the best (with credit of course) throughout the year

  • Funding for the JWPT 2017-2019 biennium will be decided soon! The current legislative session began January 9, 2017. Funding depends upon how much the legislature appropriates for WA State Parks' Capital and Operating Budgets, and toward Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP). WA State Parks has applied for 3 grants for JWPT projects through the WWRP. (Learn more about the funding for the JWPT projects this biennium... and how you can help.)

Renslow Trestle, over Interstate 90 between Kittitas and the Columbia River

  • November 3, 2016. FJWPTO welcomes our newest Board Member, Fred Wert. Fred's involvement with the JWPT goes back to the late 1990s. He is author of "Washington's Rail-Trails", a founding board member of Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition, helped start Evergreen Mountain Bicycle Alliance, and has been active in preserving numerous rail trails around the state. Fred is a great addition to our Board! (See his fly-over video of the trail).

Get on board! Your support will help us in our work to close trail gaps, repair trestles, improve surface conditions, and support projects benefitting trail users, adjacent landowners, and communities along the way! Donations are tax-free and help save and improve the trail.

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