NAKASHIMA HERITAGE BARN NORTH TRAILHEAD
32328 State Route 9
Started in 1989 during Washington State's 100th centennial celebration, the Centennial Trail is a 30 mile long paved pedestrian walkway. At 12 feet wide, slight grade this trail is popular for walkers, hikers, dogs, cyclists and even riders on horseback with the flanked grassy path running parallel to the trail. The Centennial Trail runs from downtown Snohomish to the north to the Skagit Valley County Line. With future plans to expand and connect it other popular area trails in the north and the south such as Woodinville's Burke-Gilman Trail.
Since 2011 Snohomish County has added 9 miles to the Centennial Trail which runs through the towns of Snohomish, Lake Stevens, Marysville and Arlington as a "Rails to Trails" project repurposing a former Burlington-Norther Railroad line.
The most recent expansion was a 4-mile long extension to the trail from Bryant Lake to the Nakashima Barn. This portion of the trail crosses over to the west side of SR-9 and begins its meander through cedar and spruce wetlands. This section is also called "Eagle's Landing" for its frequent sightings of bald eagles in the trees.
There is ample parking at the Nakashima Heritage Barn for pedestrians and a few spaces for horse trailers. There is a year round porta potty available but no water fountain.
|Nakashima Dairy Barn|
|Headed south towards Pillchuck Creek|
|Bald Eagles off the trail|
|Red Tailed Hawk spotted in a clearning|
|Red Tailed Hawk passing by|