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Whitehorse Trail - Swede Heaven to Darrington

North Cascades

Location

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway
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Length

6.0 miles, one-way

Elevation

Highest Point: 150 ft.

Rating

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 
 

This six mile stretch of the Whitehorse Trail is the only passable section, currently. However, the trail is slated to stretch 28 miles, connecting to the Centennial Trail in Arlington and terminating in the trail town of Darrington.

Formerly a railroad, this trail conversion project will provide locals and tourists alike the chance to explore the forested habitat between Arlington and Darrington.

For now, the six mile stretch that is open is flat and wide, great for kids, burly strollers or wheelchairs, and four-legged hikers as well. Take a turn down this charming trail and look forward to the day you can connect it to one of the many towns along its nearly 30 mile length.

 

Whitehorse Trail - Swede Heaven to Darrington

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.2702, -121.7065 Open map in new window

Trailhead

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

Snohomish County Parks

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Getting There

To access the Darrington Trailhead, drive I-5 to exit for Arlington, and continue east on Highway 530 to Darrington. Take a left on Railroad Avenue just past the Darrington IGA. After the Darrington Municipal Airport on your left, the trailhead is at the corner of Railroad Avenue and Price Street.

To access the Swede Heaven trailhead, drive I-5 to exit for Arlington and continue east to Darrington. Turn left on Swede Heaven Road, 6 miles before arriving in Darrington. The trail intersection is within about a half-mile of Highway 530.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 

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Whitehorse Trail - Swede Heaven to Darrington

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