The Snohomish County Centennial Trail is a recreational treasure. One of two Centennial Trails in Washington State, the 29 mile trail runs from the City of Snohomish to north of Bryant and allows abandoned rail lines to once again connect communities, parks and downtown shopping districts. The sites along the trail celebrate the rich history of the area. From lumber industry to agriculture, dairy farms and now the thriving local main streets.
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Arlington hosts a great trail head as we have a great parking lot with clean bathrooms right next to our lovely Legion Park, the park has picnic tables and often the center of a festival or event going on downtown. Click HERE to learn more about the trail
We have other trails as well, we have a great paved surface that is even around the Airport.
If you are a more experienced rider, there are several routes to take around Arlington.
North Northwest from Downtown Arlington: ride north on SR9 to Lake McMurray, turn west to Conway and follow Pioneer Highway to Stanwood and Arlington.
West Northwest from Downtown Arlington: Ride south to 204th and head west on Cemetery Road/204th to Smokey Point Blvd. north to SR 530, and follow Pioneer Highway to Silvana and Stanwood. Return via Marine View Drive to Norman Road to Silvana or over the hill via Marine View Drive and Frank Waters Road to Lakewood and Smokey Point.
West from Downtown Arlington: Ride south to 204th and head west on Cemetery Road/204th to Smokey Point Blvd. north to SR 530 and follow Pioneer Hwy take the West Northwest route to Stanwood, continue to Camano Island and spend the night at one of the islands B&B’s and return the same route or via Conway and SR9 or via Norman Road & Silvana.
West Southwest from Downtown Arlington: Ride south on Centennial Trail- Legion Park trail head, to the Airport trail, to Smokey Point and across I-5 and stop by Twin Ponds for a picnic, then continue west to 19th, turn north to 200th and back to Smokey Point Blvd. and Arlington.
South from Downtown Arlington: Ride south on the Centennial Trail- Legion Park trailhead south to Marysville and Sunnyside Blvd to SR2, then follow long acres road and the Snohomish River Road to Snohomish, returning north on Centennial Trail to Lake Stevens or toward Granite Falls and back on Burn Road.
North Northeast from Downtown Arlington: Ride northeast on SR530 to Darrington (cut over to the Whitehorse Trail at Swede Haven Road for soft surface trail riding) then north from Darrington to the Concrete-Sauk River Road & Sleep in Concrete, (cross over the Skagit River and Highway 20 to Cascade Trail for trail riding) or continue on the remote and a bit hilly South Skagit Highway to SR9 and south.
East from Downtown Arlington: Ride 530 to Arlington Heights Road and to Jim Creek Recreation Area (Military sponsor required for overnight lodging)
Or follow Jordan Road to Granite Falls then follow Mountain Loop Highway 46 Miles east and northeast to Darrington (17miles of gravel road from Barlow pass: open Summer only call Forest Service at 425-259-7911) return to Arlington via Whitehorse trail or SR530.
East Southeast from Downtown Arlington: Ride 530 to Jordan Road southeast to Granite Falls and return Burn Road to Arlington.
Or Continue from Granite Falls to Sleep in Flowing Lake County Park cabins or at Conger Cedar Inn, returning via Snohomish and the Centennial Trail.
Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle organization, is powered by 16,000 members and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the Puget Sound region and across Washington State. With a mission to improve lives through bicycling, we deliver community and school-based education programs, grassroots organizing workshops, free group rides, world-class events and more. One of our Signature events is RSVP Ride from Seattle to Vancouver & Party. This rides take you through Snohomish and we stop for lunch in the Historic downtown Arlington.
For more information or join the club go to: www.cadcade.org
BIKES Club of Snohomish County hosts free recreational rides for members year-round, with a focus on fun and friends. We organize an annual fund-raising event, the McClinchy Mile, which is open to the public. Proceeds support the club, and grans to bike-related causes.
Club rides range anywhere from 10 to 100 miles in length, with varying levels of difficulty in terms of pace (speed) and terrain (hills).
Annual social events include a club picnic, year-end awards dinner, and Bike to work Day activities. Our meetings often include special Speakers and programs related to bicycling.
For more information and to join the club go to: www,bikesclub.org