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Near the banks of the rushing South Fork Stillaguamish River lies an abandoned, twenty foot tall brick structure surrounded by ferns and mossy trees. This lime kiln, built in the 1890s and abandoned in 1934, is a glimpse into the past of an area that once contained small communities and a railroad. Today the trail to this lime kiln is part of the Robe Canyon Historic Park. Much has disappeared in the past 80 years but a few artifacts still remain along the Lime Kiln Trail.

Hiking the historic Lime Kiln Trail, Granite Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/lime-kiln-trail/
Snowman on the the historic hike on the Lime Kiln Trail along the Stillaguamish River, Granite Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/lime-kiln-trail/
Hiking the historic Lime Kiln Trail, Granite Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/lime-kiln-trail/
Hiking the historic Lime Kiln Trail, Granite Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/lime-kiln-trail/
Hiking the historic Lime Kiln Trail, Granite Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/lime-kiln-trail/
Sign along the historic hike on the Lime Kiln Trail along the Stillaguamish River, Granite Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/lime-kiln-trail/
Sign along the historic hike on the Lime Kiln Trail along the Stillaguamish River, Granite Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/lime-kiln-trail/

Remnants of the old community appear along the trail about 3 miles from the trailhead. They are browned with rust and easy to miss.

Logging artifacts found along the historic hike on the Lime Kiln Trail along the Stillaguamish River, Granite Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/lime-kiln-trail/
Abandoned Lime Kiln building on the historic hike on the Lime Kiln Trail along the Stillaguamish River, Granite Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/lime-kiln-trail/
Hiking the historic Lime Kiln Trail along the Stillaguamish River, Granite Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/lime-kiln-trail/
Abandoned Lime Kiln building on the historic hike on the Lime Kiln Trail along the Stillaguamish River, Granite Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/lime-kiln-trail/
Abandoned Lime Kiln building on the historic hike on the Lime Kiln Trail along the Stillaguamish River, Granite Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/lime-kiln-trail/
Logging artifacts found along the historic hike on the Lime Kiln Trail along the Stillaguamish River, Granite Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/lime-kiln-trail/
Logging artifacts found along the historic hike on the Lime Kiln Trail along the Stillaguamish River, Granite Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/lime-kiln-trail/
Hiking the historic Lime Kiln Trail along the Stillaguamish River, Granite Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/lime-kiln-trail/
Cavanaugh Timber Co. Logging railway site sign along the historic hike on the Lime Kiln Trail along the Stillaguamish River, Granite Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/lime-kiln-trail/
Rail bridge at the end of a historic hike on the Lime Kiln Trail along the Stillaguamish River, Granite Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/lime-kiln-trail/
The end of the Lime Kiln Trail lies .8 miles beyond the old kiln to where a rail bridge once spanned across the river.

Rail bridge at the end of a historic hike on the Lime Kiln Trail along the Stillaguamish River, Granite Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/lime-kiln-trail/

Hiking the historic Lime Kiln Trail along the Stillaguamish River, Granite Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/lime-kiln-trail/
Waterfall emptying into the Stillaguamish River along a historic hike on the Lime Kiln Trail, Granite Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/lime-kiln-trail/
Hiking the historic Lime Kiln Trail along the Stillaguamish River, Granite Falls, Washington - http://americanexpeditioners.com/lime-kiln-trail/

The Lime Kiln Trail in Granite Falls is a great year-round hike but does get muddy and slippery in the winter. It is relatively easy with beautiful views in every section of the trail. We will most likely do this again during one of our summer trips back in our home state!

Lime Kiln Trail Trail Overview

  • Coordinates: 48.0774, -121.9325
  • Fees: FREE
  • Difficulty: Moderately Easy, year-round
  • Usage: Moderate
  • Length: 7 Miles Out & Back
  • Things to note:
    1. This trail can become extremely muddy during the rainy parts of the year (which is nearly all year).
  • Pets allowed: Yes
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