Iron Horse State Park

Iron Horse State Park is a 1,612-acre park that was once part of the path of the Chicago-Milwaukee-St. Paul-Pacific Railroad. More than 100 miles of trail extends from Cedar Falls to the Columbia River. High trestles provide spectacular views of the valley below.
  1. Activities
  2. Camping
  3. History
  4. Maps

Activities
Trails
  • 110 miles of biking trails
  • 110 miles of hiking trails
  • 110 miles of horse trails
Water Activities & Features
  • Freshwater fishing
Winter Activities & Features
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Dog sledding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
Other Activities & Features
  • Bird watching
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Wildlife viewing
Interpretive Opportunities
Kiosks and panels are installed at Hyak, Easton, South Cle Elum, Thorp, and Kittitas with a map of the trail and interpretive information.

Additional Information

  • The 100-mile-long John Wayne Pioneer Trail meanders through a variety of ecosystems and geological zones.
  • No motorized vehicles are allowed on the trail with the exception of snowmobiles in winter, which are allowed from Stampede Pass Road to Cabin Creek.
  • Horse-drawn wagon users must obtain a key to the gates of Lake Easton State Park.
  • Winter sport opportunities are available. A Sno-Park permit is required from November 15 - April 30. For more information, call 509-656-2230.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.