The Chehalis-Western Trail.
Photo credit: Kristina Lotz
– “Places to Take Mud-Free Dog Walks in Thurston County”
“Fortunately, here in Thurston County we have plenty of dog-friendly trails that are mud-free, making it easy to keep Fido happy and trim, without needing a daily bath. Here are a few places to explore with your best canine friend. Just don’t forget your poop bags and lead, as all of these trails require dogs to be kept on leash.”
“Take your dog for a jaunt down the Thurston County Bountiful Byway via the Yelm-Tenino Trail. Connecting to the Chehalis-Western, this rails-to-trails track is a paved 14.5 miles. There are many fun shops and places along the way to window shop, and places to stop and rest if needed. If you and your dog are avid walkers, you can see the fun towns of Yelm, Rainier and Tenino on this trail, making it a nice break from the bigger cities,” by Kristina Lotz.