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Whitehorse Trail

North Cascades

Location

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway
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Length

27.0 miles, one-way

Elevation

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
Trail Segment Closed: The three miles between Arlington and Trafton is closed until a landslide can be fixed.
 
 

The Whitehorse Trail runs for 27 miles along an old railroad grade, connecting the towns of Arlington and Darrington. The route generally follows Highway 530 and the North Fork Stillaguamish River as it approaches the cascade foothills.

The trail is intended for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders and makes a great option for strolling away from the traffic of the highway. From Arlington, you can connect to the Centennial Trail. Most visitors choose not to travel the entire length of the trail, instead opting for a couple popular segments: Swede Heaven to Darrington, and Arlington to Trafton.

 

Whitehorse Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.2588, -121.6046 Open map in new window

Trailhead

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

Snohomish County Parks

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Getting There

Eastern terminus in Darrington: From highway 530 in Darrington, turn north on Railroad Ave. for about 0.3 mile. Where the road turns to gravel take a slight right into the obvious parking area.

Other trailheads are at Fortson Mill, Miller Shingle, and Trafton.

Take Transit:

Community Transit route 230 stops at the intersection of Highway 530 and Seeman Street, which is about half a mile from the trailhead.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
Trail Segment Closed: The three miles between Arlington and Trafton is closed until a landslide can be fixed.
 

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