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Hike of the Week Fridays -Lime Kiln Trail- Granite Falls

Details

PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION IN ITS ENTIRETY AND THE ACCOMPANYING LINKS SO SEE IF THIS HIKE IS APPROPRIATE BEFORE YOU RSVP.

http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/lime-kiln?searchterm=lime+kiln+trail

http://www.hikingwithmybrother.com/2011/01/lime-kiln-trail.html

http://hikeoftheweek.com/new/lime-kiln-trail%e2%94%80hop-onboard-for-an-historic-hike-along-the-stillaguamish-river/

Statistics

Roundtrip 7.0 miles

Elevation Gain 625 ft

Highest Point 750 ft

Features Rivers Old growth Fall foliage

User info Good for kids

This is a Snohomish County Park so no permits or passes needed.

Dogs allowed on Leash.

The Lime Kiln Trail not only takes you deep into a lush and remote canyon carved by the South Fork Stillaguamish River, but also leads you deep back into history. Developed almost entirely by volunteers, this delightful trail serves up a unique journey into the heart of Snohomish County's 970-acre Robe Canyon Historical Park. The fairly new park protects over 7 miles of frontage along the South Fork Stillaguamish, as well as preserving an old townsite and a century-old limekiln. The kiln, located 2.6 miles up the trail, is a 20-foot tall stone structure once used to cook limestone. The powdered lime was then transported by the Everett and Monte Cristo Railway to smelters and mills in Everett. Built in 1892 and abandoned in 1934, a section of this rail line has been resurrected as part of the Lime Kiln Trail.

Hiking (http://www.snoqualmievalleytrailsclub.org/page/Hiking) with a group is very different from hiking (http://www.snoqualmievalleytrailsclub.org/page/hiking) as an individual. Each hiker has a responsibility to the group, as the group has a responsibility to each hiker. Participants should plan to stay with the group for the duration of the hike.

CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT
Dress for the Pacific Northwest out-of-doors: expect rain, snow, sunshine, fog and everything between.

HIKER ESSENTIALS
You Should Have:
BACK PACK WITH
FOOD, WATER,
EXTRA CLOTHING,
RAINGEAR,
FLASHLIGHT, MATCHES,
HIKING (http://www.snoqualmievalleytrailsclub.org/page/HIKING) BOOTS OR HIKING (http://www.snoqualmievalleytrailsclub.org/page/HIKING) SHOES,
MAP & COMPASS, FIRST AID KIT,
EMERGENCY SHELTER

Extra clothes, at minimum, should include a warm hat, gloves and a warm shirt/top. Cotton is not advised. Synthetic materials such as fleece and wool are better alternatives.
Some circumstances could require you to spend the night outside.
Being prepared is for your safety and the safety of the group.

Dogs are required to be leashed on this hike and have their owner present. If you decide you want to unleash your dog, it must be under voice control, stay on the trail, and away from leashed dogs. Give your self and dog adequate space from others. Please respect other hikers on the trail and restrain your dog when approaching or being approached by others

Basically, the closer in and more popular the hike and bigger the group the more insistent I am that dogs remain on leash. You should come expecting to have your dog leashed at all times.