Several years ago the Washington State legislature passed a resolution to support a cross state trail. The John Wayne Pioneer Trail (JWPT) is only one part (albeit the longest) of the whole system that could make up a complete Washington Cross State Trail eventually.There are still significant trail gaps and obstacles to overcome before there is complete connectivity, but imagine if these trails could connect seamlessly! Washington’s completed cross state trail would become an international recreational destiny. Help us in our effort on the JWPT to make the vision of a complete Cross Washington Trail become a reality.
Snoqualmie Valley Regional Trail- From the western end of the JWPT at Rattlesnake Lake, north to Duvall. This trail has connections to other King County trails linking to the greater Seattle metropolitan area.Columbia Plateau Trail State Park - Crosses over the JWPT in eastern WA, and runs between the Cheney area and TriCities.
The Milwaukee Road corridor continues east through Idaho on private land and intersects with Idaho's Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes only a few miles from the end of the JWPT at the Washington-Idaho border. Remnants of the old Milwaukee Road can be found in Idaho and Montana as well. There are efforts in both Idaho and Montana to develop trails that link sections of this corridor with existing trails. Someday a trail network could connect the Pacific Coast with the Rocky Mountain region, an epic NorthWest system of trails!