Robe Canyon Trail

Granite Falls, Washington

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This short trail, framed by moss-covered trees leaning over a spectacular river gorge, will appeal to all lovers of beauty, history, and adventure, and will fill any child with delight and wonder. It follows the railroad bed of the ore train that ran from Monte Cristo to Everett a hundred years ago. Washouts and slides have changed the surface, but occasional reminders of the train route remain. Although the trail is relatively easy, in a few places above the river slides have narrowed the railroad bed to only inches. Children should be watched carefully.
Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades

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Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades

by Joan Burton (The Mountaineers Books)

This short trail, framed by moss-covered trees leaning over a spectacular river gorge, will appeal to all lovers of beauty, history, and adventure, and will fill any child with delight and wonder.

It follows the railroad bed of the ore train that ran from Monte Cristo to Everett a hundred years ago. Washouts and slides have changed the surface, but occasional reminders of the train route remain. Although the trail is relatively easy, in a few places above the river slides have narrowed the railroad bed to only inches. Children should be watched carefully.

©  Joan Burton/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Granite Falls
Distance: 3.5
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day hike
Season: March to November
Trailhead Elevation: 1,050 feet
Top Elevation: 1,050 feet
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 109 Granite Falls
Driving Directions: Directions to Robe Canyon Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

4/10/2010
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Great first hike of the year. Trail was in great shape until the washout after the 2 tunnel. The wife and I were just doing a quick morning hike so we ended there and turned back and were home by noon. Saw one other person on the way out.


2/28/2010
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We did this hike with two teenagers and a three year old. The hike itself was very easy, save for a few washouts along the way that made it difficult to navigate with a younger child. The hike was very intertaining, especially for the little one, she was very excited about the tunnels she got to walk through. This is a very popular trail and starting earlier in the day makes for a less crowded hike.


4/6/2009
0

The trail was a nice and easy hike down to the river. However the trail is not complete as after 1.2 miles in the trail is blocked by rock slides. But up to that point it is a great and easy hike.



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