The Skagit River hosts one of the largest populations of wintering bald eagles in the continental US, and you can look for them perched in the trees along the river searching for a meal of salmon. Besides the eagles, the Skagit here is designated a Wild and Scenic River, making this short walk a particularly lovely one.
Find the trail sign and kiosk with a map of the trail. The trail follows along the bank where the Cascade River meets the Skagit River. First walk alongside the Skagit River. There is plenty of river access all along this flat trail for watching for eagles or throwing rocks in the water. Where the two rivers come together, there is a path leading to a nice bench with a view. The trail makes a bend and now follows alongside the Cascade River.
This area once was a grassy field, it was replanted with cedar and Douglas fir several years ago and it now becoming woods instead of a field. The trail is a bit further away from the river now, but there are side paths that lead down to the river, be sure and take one, the view up the Cascade River valley to the snow- covered peaks beyond is spectacular! The trail just ends at a gate by the road, turn around and head back the way you came.