Cascade Trail

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The Cascade Trail follows the Skagit River along an old rail bed of the Burlington Northern line, between Sedro-Woolley and Concrete. The trail parallels State Route 20 through cultivated fields, open space, scattered woodlands and river bottoms. The nearby river provides for some great fishing and nice river views, as well as scenic vistas of Sauk Mountain and other Cascade Range peaks.

Parking and Trail Access

In Concrete, park at trail's end along Railroad Avenue. East of Sedro-Woolley you can park at some places along SR 20. Parking is also available in Lyman and at Baker Lake Road and by Challenger Road. Skagit Transit (SKAT) stops at four points near the trail enabling users to walk, run or cycle a stretch of the trail, then take the bus back to where they started. For information, including a bus schedule (Route 8/Route 717), see


nice autumn ride

   September, 2014 by siguccs

We rode the middle 10 miles on a Sunday afternoon in September and only saw one other person. There were two episodes of dogs chasing us as well as the previously mentioned buffalo and elk. The trail is close to the road, but not so close as to be visually more


   May, 2014 by nancykubo

Pretty nice ride except that the gravel really slowed me down. I read somewhere abbout wild dogs and it came true! Twice dogs chased me and I barely got away! Really gave me a fright. They weren't truely "wild" , just somebodys dogs living nearby trail. more

Nice ride

   May, 2014 by philt0

Rode in summer of 2013. Easy ride, seems to be well maintained. Didn't run into any dirt bikes or water. Goes through farmland mainly. Surface is compact gravel. As it is an old train bed it is mainly flat and straight. read more