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Centennial Trail



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  1. Equestrian Trails
  2. Picnic Shelters
  3. Picnic Tables
  4. Restrooms/Sanicans

Bear Alert

Black bears are occasionally spotted along the Centennial Trail and we will report sightings here.  Please refer to the Bear Sighting brochure to learn what you should do if you encounter a bear.  


An enormously popular recreational trail for walking, bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding accessible to persons of all levels of physical ability.

The trail is built on the old Burlington-Northern railroad line. Development of the trail began in 1989 during the state's centennial, hence the name, Centennial Trail.

The trailhead and rest stop in the town of Machias is a replica of the Machias Station railroad depot built in the late 1890s which served the rail line which today is the Centennial Trail. The Machias Trailhead facility is available for rent. Contact park reservations at 425-388-6600 for details.

More than 400,000 citizens utilize the trail each year as a recreational trail and non-motorized commuter corridor. This 30-mile linear park has become one of the most valued and well-used assets in our 10,800-acre system.

Park Features

  • 30 miles of completed trail (Snohomish to Skagit County Line)
  • 10-foot wide multi-purpose paved trail
  • 6-foot wide natural surface parallel equestrian trail
  • Picnic tables, benches
  • Restrooms
  • Shelters available for rent at Machias Trailhead
  • Permits for public events and activities on the trail
  • Serves as a conservation corridor protecting sensitive and important natural and cultural resources
  • Provides a safe alternative transportation route
  • Currently connects Snohomish, Lake Stevens, Arlington, and points between  
  • Bike safety information: "The Ultimate Bike Safety Guide"

 Please note: The trail is designed for hiking, biking, skating, skateboarding/longboarding, and equestrian use only, no motorized vehicles



  1. Nakashima Heritage Barn North Trailhead

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