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Lime Kiln Trail at Robe Canyon Historic Park / Granite Falls

 

 

A few of us did this hike not too long ago and one of the very few that is both easy and very scenic. I was just reading up on this park and it was actually an industrial area years ago. Back during the industrial revolution, the Lime Kiln was used to manufacture lime products for construction, farming and agriculture. Since then, the forest has grown back and it is now a historical park. About half way up the trail, there is Hubbard Lake and the second half of the trail takes you along the Stillaguamish River. There is also the option of stopping somewhere for lunch after the hike.  I know a great place in Granite Falls.

 

Elevation gain: 300 feet

Configuration: Out and back

Length: 6.4 miles ( Round Trip )

Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Scenery: Historic Lime Kiln, old artifacts, views down to the South Fork Stillaguamish River, and access to the river bank.

Exposure: Mostly shaded

Hiking time: 4-5 hours

Access: No fees for parking or park access.

Facilities: Restroom at trailhead, no drinking water available.

What to bring:  Something to snack on and plenty of water.


Directions to the Park and Ride:

From I-405 north or south, take exit 22 and the Park and Ride is on the west side of the freeway.

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  • Beckie P

    Cold but fun and enjoyed everyone's Company

    1 · January 7, 2014

  • Judy Z.

    A little nippy, but beautiful morning hike.

    January 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm doing a hike next Sunday but it won't be posted on Meetup. We haven't decided where yet but should have a better idea later in the week. So far, there's five of us going and if anyone else would like to join us, you are more than welcome. If you would be interested, you can go into my profile and email me. I really enjoyed everyone's company:-)

    Bob

    January 5, 2014

  • Dianne G.

    nice hike good leader and friendships

    January 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike with a fun group!

    January 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a pleasure hosting such a nice group! I look forward to our next hike.

    1 · January 5, 2014

  • Cash R

    Bob, I am obliged and grateful to you for letting me join the trail hike today. It was a very good experience and we have a wonderful group of awesome people. After the dinner we all felt like going back again on the trail. You are a great coach and so is Professor Tom for his history background and knowledge. I look forward to your future events after my return from Asia trip. Thank you very much.

    January 5, 2014

  • M

    Had a good time! Thanks for leading the hike, Bob!

    January 5, 2014

  • Mandy

    I will meet you at the trailhead as well.

    January 5, 2014

  • Andrea

    I have to go somewhere right after the hike, so I'll meet you at the trailhead.

    January 5, 2014

  • Cash R

    Bob, I am in the wait list and, if confirmed, since I live in South Everett would it make sense to drive straight to the trailhead of the park or drive to the P&R?

    January 4, 2014

  • Eric D

    If anyone wants to carpool I live close to the I5-I90 intersection in Seattle.

    January 4, 2014

  • Beckie P

    Would like to carpool

    January 2, 2014

  • Patty

    Are dogs allowed on this hike?

    January 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, dogs are allowed as long as they are on a leash at all times

      January 1, 2014

    • Patty

      Great thanks!

      January 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, would love to join! I'll actually be up north already, could potentially meet up at the trail head.

    December 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Bob, unfortunately something came up and I'm no longer free on Sunday. I'm looking forward to the next adventure!

      January 2, 2014

  • Debby S

    Hi Bob, Will be meeting you all at the trail head. What time is the hike? Aprox. when will you be at the trail head? Thanks for your time. : )

    January 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Debby.......we should be arriving at the trailhead around 10:15 AM.

      January 1, 2014

  • Jo S.

    Are we meeting at the park and ride at 9:00 or beginning the hike at 9:00?

    December 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We will be meeting at the P&R at 9:00 am.

      December 30, 2013

  • Carol S.

    Sounds like a wonderful fist hike of the year.

    December 30, 2013

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