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Whitehorse Regional Trail

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WhitehorseTrailMap2021

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Description

Spanning over 27 miles between the City of Arlington and the Town of Darrington, the Whitehorse Regional Trail follows the path of the former BNSF railroad through the North Stillaguamish River Valley. The trail meanders through the valley from its junction with the Centennial Regional Trail in Arlington, frequently paralleling SR 530 and the North Fork Stillaguamish River. This backcountry corridor rewards visitors with picturesque landscape views of forests, farmland, streams, rivers and mountain vistas. This trail is designed for hiking, biking, and equestrian use only. No motorized vehicles are permitted.

There are currently two closures on the Whitehorse trail.  The first is between the Centennial Trail connection and the Trafton Trailhead.  The second is just west of 435th Ave NE near Darrington.  These closures are due to landslides and river washouts.  The remainder of the trail is open to the public and much of the trail has recently been resurfaced with compacted gravel. 

Trailhead Directions

View all trailheads on the Whitehorse Regional Trail Map.

1. Miller Shingle Trailhead
21021 State Rte 530 NE, Arlington, WA 98223
Take exit 208 off of I-5 and drive east on Highway 530 to Arlington. From Arlington, continue east on 530 for approximately 11 miles. Parking will be on your left. Equestrian parking is available. 


2. C-Post Rd Trailhead

29415 SR 530 NE, WA 98223 

Take exit 208 off of I-5 and drive east on Highway 530 to Arlington. From Arlington, continue east on 530 for approximately 16.7 miles. Parking will be on your left.


3. Hazel Hole Trailhead

Mile Post 38.8 SR 530, WA 98223

Take exit 208 off of I-5 and drive east on Highway 530 to Arlington. From Arlington, continue east on 530 for approximately 38.8 miles. Parking will be on your left.


4. Forston Mill Trailhead (click for street view)
Take exit 208 off of I-5 and drive east on Highway 530 to Arlington. From Arlington, continue east on 530 for 21 miles. When you see the overhead power lines, be prepared to turn left onto Fortson Mill Road. Parking is on the left approximately 100 yards down the road. Equestrian parking is available.


5. Darrington Price Street Trailhead (click for street view)
Take exit 208 off of I-5 and drive east on Highway 530 to Arlington. From Arlington, continue east on 530 for approximately 27miles. Turn left onto Railroad Ave and go 1/3 mile to Price Street. Parking (for about 6-8 cars) is on the immediate left.


Trafton (click for street view)
Take exit 208 off of I-5 and drive east on Highway 530 to Arlington. From Arlington, continue east on 530 for 4 miles and turn left on 115th Ave NE.  About 1/2 mile down 115th look for the red barn and blue silo. A small parking lot is on the left. Be respectful of farm buildings, equipment, and residence, which are off-limits.