Follow This Abandoned Railroad Trail For One Of The Most Unique Hikes In Washington

In 1910, Washington suffered one of the worst tragedies in its history. The Wellington disaster sent a huge wave of snow thundering down to a train depot, rolling the waiting cars over 150 feet down into the Tye River Valley. 96 people lost their lives, and it was promptly named the deadliest avalanche in American history.

These days, the town of Wellington (which was later named Tye) no longer exists. But if you hike the Iron Goat Trail, you can still spot bits of the wreckage.

There’s nothing like exploring our beautiful state on foot. These easy hikes lead to some amazing payoffs.