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.