Whitehorse Trail - Arlington to Trafton
Apr 14, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Whitehorse Trail - Arlington to Trafton
- Region: North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway
- Hiking Companions
- Hiked with a dog
Not a difficult hike but a pleasant walk. The trail is flat and level and follows the river most of the way. The path is mostly large gravel rocks, but we did encounter one muddy spot and a few branches that were easily navigitable. The blackberry bushes are starting to encroach on the trail in spots. I think if more people walked this trail the gravel would get tamped down and easier to walk on and if they brought goats with them the brambles would be kept at bay.
The scenery ranges from the river, marshland, cow pastures, and the mountains in the distance. The odors ranged from cow pastures, to skunk cabbage, to blooming trees.
We stopped at Trafton Farm to enjoy lunch before heading back to the trailhead. We did not see anybody else on the trail at all, only the great danes that passed us as we ate lunch at the farm. All in all an enjoyable way to spend a few hours.