w25 Othello Tunnels Walking Loop 5.5k
Selfie: At any tunnel entrance
- KML/KMZ files can be opened in Google Earth, and many smartphone apps.
- GPX files can be opened by most GPS software apps when KMZ cannot. Note, GPX files do not contain custom colours and icons that we use on our maps; all tracks and icons will appear the same colours and styles. We recommend using KMZ instead when possible.
- GPX-Garmin are GPX files that we have optimized for older Garmin units that only display tracks that contain 500 points or less (such as Garmin eTrex units).
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About the Journey:
There are only superlatives to express the experience taking in the Othello tunnels and its canyon. No one leaves this area unimpressed. The loop allows one to take a trail, once part of the Brigade Trail, above the tunnel area. Expect the latter to be a rugged trail and requiring quite a bit of climbing. Of course the trail through the tunnels was once a railroad and therefore the grade is less than two percent. The distance may seem short but because of the climbing it will take extra time. Allow 2.5 to 3 hours.