Snohomish Co. Centennial Trail

Type: Rail Trail
Length: 7.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Wildlife Observation
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Urban/Suburban/Rural
States: Washington
Counties: Snohomish
Latitude: 48.290863   Longitude: -122.197498

Snohomish-Wenatchee exit off I-5 onto US2 in Everett. Take 3rd exit off US2. Southern end of trail begins at the intersection of Maple St. and Pine Avenue.


An enormously popular recreational trail for walking, bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding accessible to persons of all levels of physical ability.

The trail is built on the old Burlington-Northern Railroad line. Development of the trail began in 1989 during the state's centennial, hence the name, Centennial Trail.

The trailhead and rest stop in the town of Machias is a replica of the Machias Station railroad depot built in the late 1890s which served the rail line which today is the Centennial Trail. The Machias Trailhead facility is available for rent. Contact park reservations at 425-388-6600 for details.

More than 400,000 citizens utilize the trail each year as a recreational trail and non-motorized commuter corridor. This 30 mile linear park has become one of the most valued and well-used assets in our 10,800 acre system.

Additional Details

Width: 120 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1992

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Marc Krandel
Senior Park Planner
Snohomish County Parks and Recreation
M/S #303, 3000 Rockefeller Ave.
Everett , WA 98201
(425) 388-6621



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