Centennial Trail – Arlington Gap

Category Overview

Trails grants help communities and recreation areas fund the creation and improvement of trails for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. These grants help make communities more livable, create regional trails systems, and open up beautiful outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. WWRP is the largest source of trail support in the state of Washington.

Project Highlights

The project constructed 1.2 miles of 10-foot wide paved multipurpose non-motorized recreational trail on County-owned abandoned railroad right-of-way from the existing Centennial Trail northward to the City of Arlington. This trail segment begins at the northernmost trailhead of the existing trail (67th NE and 152nd NE), winds its way through sparcely developed forested property, across a bridge over Olav Strand Creek including an oversized culvert to accommodate fish passage, and down to 67th NE and 168th St NE where it connects with the City of Arlington’s portion of the trail. This adds to the 17 miles of existing Centennial Trail, providing a critical and safe connection to Arlington.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Snohomish County Parks Dept Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $857,122.55 Applicant Match: $1,095,743.93 Project Type: Development County: Snohomish Legislative District: 39 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 06-1823

Location Details

From the south take Interstate 5 north to Exit 206 - Smokey Point. Turn right from freeway off-ramp onto 172nd NE (Hwy 531). Go east on 172nd NE to 67th NE. Turn right on 67th NE and go south to just before 152nd NE. Turn left into existing Snohomish County Centennial Trail Trailhead parking lot.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.