The John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Washington State.
Message from our club president.
“Keeping alive the pioneering spirit through the friendships the horse helped to build” Chic Hollenbeck, Founder**
The John Wayne Pioneer Wagons & Riders rides again! We are the Mother of them all! There are now 9600 “Rails to Trails” that have come after us.
We are the Firstest, the Longest, the Bestest ride in the USA covering 2 weeks of 226 miles across more changes of terrain than any other state in the union!
From the Cascade Mountains, across farms, desert, and into the Palouse on the renamed Palouse to Cascades Trail. Think you’re tough enough?
We now have membership across 9 states and Canada including 42 towns in Washington State! We are so widespread, you can see why we “John Wayners” don’t want to drive 50 miles to a 100 miles or more for a meeting; we just want to ride! We’ve changed our meetings to where you are: on the trail!
New this year, thanks to Olympia Granger, is a catered ride with a meal ticket for $175.00. Join the camaraderie. You have to eat anyway.
Next, a masseuse? Ha. By the 3rd day you can’t walk to your horse! Who wants to cook? Trust me, dinners are welcome!
I hope to see you on our Annual Cross State Ride May 16 to June 1!
“Git ‘er done!” Judy Combs, President
The John Wayne Wagons and Riders Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the Palouse to Cascades formely The John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Washington State.
The Palouse to Cascades trail (formerly the John Wayne trail) follows the route of the former Milwaukee Railroad, running east-west across the state. The trail is over 200 miles long and provides a unique opportunity for recreation.
Our Association is made up primarily of horseback riders and teamsters, but we welcome walkers and cyclists. We sponsor a two week trip across Washington each spring.