The 30-mile Centennial Trail starts in Snohomish and ends in Skagit County, north of Arlington. The paved recreational trail for walking, bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding (on unpaved portions in unincorporated Snohomish County) is accessible to persons of all levels of physical ability. The trail is built on the old Burlington-Northern railroad line. Development of the trail began in 1989 during the state's centennial, hence the name, Centennial Trail. More than 500,000 citizens utilize the trail each year as a recreational trail and non-motorized commuter corridor.
Public parking for the start of the trail in Snohomish can be found at Cady Park (51 Maple Ave, Snohomish, WA 98290), the Snohomish Carnegie Building (105 Cedar Ave, Snohomish, WA 98290) and Averill Field (403 Third St, Snohomish, WA 98290).
1/3-mile accessible asphalt trail, interpretive signage, benches, picnic tables, fishing access. Forms 1-mile loop trail with First Street Historic District and Maple Avenue. Trailheads at Cady Park, Avenue A, and Avenue D. Public restroom at foot of Avenue B.
1/3-mile compact gravel path between Maple Avenue and Avenue A (Snohomish Shopping Center). Level, former railroad corridor. Parallels Swifty Creek. Access from Avenue A or Ford Avenue. On-street parking on Ford Avenue west of Maple Avenue.
½-mile asphalt walking path to forested wetlands north of Blackmans Lake. Trailhead north of 2100 Park Avenue; street parking on Park Avenue.
Riverview Wildlife Refuge
½-mile compact crushed rock walking path on levees along Snohomish River and Cemetery Creek. Bird viewing opportunities. Trailhead is on First Street (park on First Street east of 1801 First Street and follow asphalt trail to west to riverbank. Caution: stay on trail due to steep riverbank.