50 – Cascade Trail – Lyman to Highway 20

A long trail at 22.5 miles (each way), we covered another segment of the Cascade Trail. Along this same trail just a few days ago (see: Hike #49 – Cascade Trail – Sedro Woolley to Lyman), this time we enjoyed a slightly different view of rural Skagit Valley.

Skagit Valley countryside . . . along the Cascade Trail

Covering approximately 9.5 miles of trail (according to Google Earth), from Lyman east to where the Cascade Trail intersects with Highway 20 – and back, Skagit County has a quiet, peaceful feeling as you pass by miles and miles of rural area where homes and business once stood. Abandoned due to frequent flooding by the Skagit River, it is not uncommon to see landscape encroaching on the shell of what obviously once was a family home.

Abandoned homes . . . along the Cascade Trail

A “rails-to-trails” route shared by bicyclists, horseback riders and hikers alike, even on beautiful sunny days, it does not appear to have heavy use. Connecting the towns of Sedro Woolley and Concrete, with very little elevation gain, it makes a great off-road corridor.

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