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Whitehorse Trail - Swede Heaven to Darrington

North Cascades > Mountain Loop Highway
48.2759, -121.7062 Map & Directions
Length
5.0 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
275 feet
Highest Point
559 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy/Moderate
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

This five 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. Continue reading

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Hiking Whitehorse Trail - Swede Heaven to Darrington

This five 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, this 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: 48.2759, -121.7062 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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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

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.

TAKE TRANSIT 

Take the bus to the trailhead!

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Trailhead

North Cascades > Mountain Loop Highway

Snohomish County Parks

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Whitehorse Trail - Swede Heaven to Darrington

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