Vance Creek Railriders - Pedal The Rails!

Welcome to

Vance Creek Railriders

Pedal the rails

with your family and friends


We are now OPEN for the 2024 season

Book Your Reservations Now!

May 18th through September 29th, 2024

Enjoy the unique experience of pedaling the historic Simpson Logging Company Railway in Washington’s beautiful Olympic Peninsula.  Nature enthusiasts, birders, cyclists, and rail fans are sure to relish the peace and tranquility of our trip.

Help us protect the forest, smoking is strictly prohibited.

We do not allow animals to ride with you on your adventure.

For the safely of our guests the maximum weight allowed is

280 pounds per person. 

All railriders have 4 seats – if you book 2 seats, please come prepared to meet some new friends. 

Vance Creek Railriders
  • 2 hour, 13 mile round trip departing at 9 AM, Noon, & 3 PM
  • Tickets: $36/Guest 12 yrs +,  $24/Guest 11 yrs and younger
    Book early online for guaranteed seats. IF AVAILABLE – tickets may be purchased on-site.
  • The tracks trek through lush forest, crossing over and winding along Goldsborough Creek, ferns and moss skirt the tracks.
  • Great for guests of all ages, with the youngest in car seats.
  • Pedal assist on 2nd half of excursion is available upon request.
  •  Please read the additional details for this adventure below, and visit our Camp 1 to Shelton Trip page to learn even more about this trip.

Booking A Reservation
Please use a “Book A Reservation” button to book your reservation online. If you require assistance with our online reservations please email (our preferred contact method) or call between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:30 pm Thursday through Monday  (541)519-4200. Please leave a message if you don’t reach us, we will reply to your message during business hours.

For Same Day Reservations Please call or visit us at least 30 minutes prior to your desired departure time.

Additional Trip Details

Camp  1  to Shelton 2 hr Round Trip
This is a physical adventure. With a leisurely pace most guests are able to pedal the average .75% grade back up to Camp 1, with a portion of the rail at a 2% grade. However if needed we can provide pedal assistance, you will continue to pedal but the assist will lessen the challenge.  It’s a good idea to conserve your energy on the ride down and pace yourself on your return trip.  Setting a comfortable pace, pedal rhythm, and taking brief rests are key to keeping the return leg fun and enjoyable. You will be victorious upon arrival.

Children must be accompanied by an adult on their Railrider.  Young children may not be able to provide much help with pedaling if their legs aren’t long enough.  We can usually get them close enough to touch but not always to pedal. The typical age to be able to help is at least 6-8 years old depending on leg length.  Smaller children who can’t touch or are known to be a wiggle worm are best to use a car seat.  All of our Railriders seat 4 guests.

Visit our FAQ page for answers to common questions. You are able to hang a small, light backpack on the back of your seat.  Each seat has two cup holders that fit most 20 oz water bottles. Remember to bring water,  weather gear (sunscreen, umbrella, hat, jacket, ponchos etc), a camera, and your adventurous spirit.  CLICK HERE for specific details about this adventure and to learn more about things to see and do in Shelton.

CHECK-IN:  Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your departure and check in at our office.

Where to stay…

For lodging please visit our Contacts and Links page.