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Distance:
3.6 Miles / 5.8 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Moderate
Time to Hike:
1 hour, ~48 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Robe Canyon Historic Trail Park
Town:
Granite Falls, Washington
Directions:
48.110126, -121.856765
Added:
February 18, 2022
Updated:
February 18, 2022
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352 '

Total Change
200 '

Ascent
396 '

Descent

The Old Robe Trail at the Robe Canyon Historic Trail Park near Granite Falls, Washington is a moderate 3.6-mile out-and-back trail that follows a historic railway along the Stillaguamish River.

Hike Description
Over a century ago, the trail was used to transport gold and silver through the Cascade Mountains. Today, it's a nice and easy nature walk, featuring tunnels and the aquamarine rapids of the Stillaguamish.

The trail starts down a hillside through a series of switchbacks. This initial descent (and the eventual return up the hill) is virtually the only elevation change on the hike. At the bottom of the slope, the surrounding environment takes on an almost swamp-like feel, with moss covered trees growing out of muddy standing water.

At around mile 0.5 is the Stillaguamish and first signs of Old Robe's historic past, with massive railroad ties supporting the path. The trail follows the river and just as the scenery is becoming impressive, a rockslide and sign mark the turnaround point of the out-and-back hike. While it is not advisable, some hikers choose to ignore the warnings and forge on to explore tunnels and more rapids.

Parking
Hikers will find a small parking at the coordinates provided.

Pets
Dogs are allowed if leashed and their waste should be carried out by the hiker.

Warnings
There are closures along this trail near tunnels - this is for a reason. Please follow the rules and do not venture beyond the closure signs unless you have the proper authorization.

Trail and photos provided in partnership by hike.io.

  1. Parking

    48.110126, -121.856765
  2. Main Trailhead

    48.110196, -121.856661
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3.6 miles / 5.8 km
Trail added
February 18, 2022
Hiked on
February 18, 2022
Updated on
February 18, 2022

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