Parks and Recreation
Director: Brian Adams
The Cascade Trail runs 22.5 miles in length and connects Sedro Woolley and Concrete. The trail parallels State Route 20. The surface is crushed rock and there is adequate parking for vehicles and horse trailers at Fruitdale Road, SR 20 and Challenger Crossing. The trail is open year round and Port-a-potties are located at the trailheads. Take time to sit and enjoy the Skagit River from one of the ten benches on the trail. The benches were provided by the Boy Scouts of America "Eagle Scout" program. Address: 24700 SR 20, Sedro Woolley.
In 1983, Congress enacted and amendment to the National Trails System Act directing the Interstate Commerce Commission to allow about-to-be abandoned railroad lines to be "railbanked," or set aside for future transportation use while being used as trails in the interim. In essence, this law preempts rail corridor abandonment, keeping the corridors intact as trails or for other transportation uses in the future.
1986 there were only seventy-five known rail-trails in the United
States today there are more than one thousand for outdoor enthusiasts
to enjoy. Cascade Trail is one of these "railbanked," corridors.
An excellent book on the Washington and Oregon Rails-to-Trails is
"THE OFFICAL RAILS-TO-TRAILS CONSERVANCY GUIDEBOOK"
by Mia Barbera Copyright 2001 ISBN 0-7627-0696-1.
Cascade Trail Park Pics