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6 Great Bike Rides for Seattle-Area Families

Hop on pedal bikes, trailer bikes and cargo bikes for these family-friendly routes

Published on: April 30, 2019

6 Great Bike Rides for Seattle-Area Families

 

 

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Centennial Trail. Snohomish County Parks

5. Cruise a historic trail in Snohomish

Route: Centennial Trail from Machias Trailhead Park to Trails End Taphouse & Restaurant
Info: Centennial Trail
Distance: 10 miles round trip

The 29-mile Centennial Trail that runs from Snohomish to points north was once a Native American path. It then became a railroad and is now a recreational rail trail that offers sweeping views of the lush Snohomish River Valley. You can do several kinds of rides on the trail, but a fun family ride is to start from Machias Trailhead Park, 5 miles north of Snohomish, and ride south on the wide, paved trail to the town, where you can refuel on baked goods or burgers. If this distance is too far, start farther south at the Pilchuck Trailhead (2.1 miles from Snohomish). Or lengthen the route by starting at the 20th Street N.E. trailhead in Lake Stevens. 

Minimum age: All ages

Snack stops: The Snohomish Bakery is a crowd-pleaser for baked goods and coffee. For lunch, try Trails End Taphouse & Restaurant or Grilla Bites in Snohomish.

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