Lime Kiln Trail

Granite Falls, Washington 98252

Lime Kiln Trail

Lime Kiln Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The Lime Kiln Trail not only takes you deep into a lush and remote canyon carved by the South Fork Stillaguamish River, but also leads you deep back into history. Developed almost entirely by volunteers, this delightful trail serves up a unique journey into the heart of Snohomish County’s 970-acre Robe Canyon Historical Park.

The fairly new park protects over 7 miles of frontage along the South Fork Stillaguamish, as well as preserving an old townsite and a century-old limekiln. The kiln, located 2.6 miles up the trail, is a 20-foot tall stone structure once used to cook limestone. The powdered lime was then transported by the Everett and Monte Cristo Railway to smelters and mills in Everett. Built in 1892 and abandoned in 1934, a section of this rail line has been resurrected as part of the Lime Kiln Trail."

Lime Kiln Trail Reviews

3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars
icon1 Total
Easy hike, yet some parts of the trail are over grown. As you near the river the trail forks into a lower and upper trail. On the upper trail, some of the "bridges" (logs) were slick, worn out, and could use better upkeep. Bear scat was visible near one of the many sections of wild blackberries. Hiking traffic was light for the day.

Lime Kiln Trail Photos

Trail Information

Granite Falls
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
625 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
750 feet
Top Elevation
Snohomish County Parks, Ranger District No. 4
Local Contacts
Green Trails Granite Falls No. 109 (trail not shown)
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018