Cascade Trail

Skagit County, Washington

Elevation Gain141ft
Trailhead Elevation64ft
Elevation Min/Max62/100ft
Elevation Start/End64/64ft

Cascade Trail

Cascade Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Skagit County, Washington. It is 22.6 miles long and begins at 64 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 22.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 141 feet. The Cascade Trail, Cascade Trail, and Cascade Trail embankments can be seen along the trail. There are also waters, parking, and a wetland along the trail.

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Best Rail Trails: Pacific Northwest (Falcon Guides)
Natalie Bartley
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"The Cascade Trail reaches into the Cascade foothills in rural northwestern Washington. It parallels WA 20 on the flats until it climbs to a wooded hillside near Concrete. The trail crosses over twenty trestles, which range from 10 to 2,200 feet long." Read more
A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area (Falcon Guides)
Mike McQuaide
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"From Sedro-Woolley, the trail passes through flats, farmland, and forest, and at times it hugs the Skagit River on its way to the town of Concrete (former name: Cement City), made famous in Tobias Wolfe’s novel, This Boy’s Life. Because the trail follows an old rail line, the grade is never more than 1 or 2 percent, and inclines are just about imperceptible. The trail is about 70 feet above sea level in Sedro-Woolley, about 230 feet above sea level in Concrete. This low elevation ensures that the trail is usable pretty much year-round. And since it’s built on railroad ballast, it drains especially well; there aren’t a lot of muddy spots. Trail users often spot bald eagles, great blue herons, and, in an 80-acre corridor of preserved land about 4 miles west of Concrete, up to sixty elk that call the area home. Locals refer to this area as “Elk Meadows.”" Read more

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Skagit County
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Additional Use
Mount Baker National Recreation Area
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Dec 2018