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Whitehorse Trail

North Cascades > Mountain Loop Highway
48.2588, -121.6046 Map & Directions
Length
27.0 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
1305 feet
Highest Point
559 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard
Whitehorse Mountain from Whitehorse Trail. Photo by ravennspirit. Full-size image
  • Mountain views
  • Good for kids
  • Rivers

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

The Whitehorse Trail runs for 27 miles along an old railroad grade, connecting the towns of Arlington and Darrington. The route generally follows Highway 530 and the North Fork Sauk River as it approaches the cascade foothills. Continue reading

Rating
5.00 out of 5

Hiking Whitehorse Trail

The Whitehorse Trail runs for 27 miles along an old railroad grade, connecting the towns of Arlington and Darrington. The route generally follows Highway 530 and the North Fork Stillaguamish River as it approaches the cascade foothills.

The trail is intended for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders and makes a great option for strolling away from the traffic of the highway. From Arlington, you can connect to the Centennial Trail. Most visitors choose not to travel the entire length of the trail, instead opting for a couple popular segments: Swede Heaven to Darrington, or Arlington to Trafton.

Whitehorse Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.2588, -121.6046 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

Trail Segment Closed: The three miles between Arlington and Trafton is closed until a landslide can be fixed.

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

driving directions

Eastern terminus in Darrington: From highway 530 in Darrington, turn north on Railroad Ave. for about 0.3 mile. Where the road turns to gravel take a slight right into the obvious parking area.

Other trailheads are at Fortson Mill, Miller Shingle, and Trafton.

Take Transit

This trailhead is accessible by bus! Plan your visit by bus using TOTAGO, or consult the schedule for Community Transit route 230.

Stop at the intersection of Highway 530 and Seeman Street, which is about half a mile from the trailhead.

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Trailhead

North Cascades > Mountain Loop Highway

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