Lime Kiln Trail


Day Hike - Lime Kiln Trail

A historic day hike along the south fork of the Stilliguamish River.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 625 ft
  • Pace: 2-2.5 mph

 Meet around 10am at trailhead very near Granite Falls. Directions available from Google Maps by searching for Lime Kiln Trailhead. Carpool opportunity from NE 65th P&R near Greenlake (far NW corner of north lot, up near the school) leaving at 9am.


The hike is mostly on firm former road or railroad grade with a few puddles and muddy spots. The hike should only take about three hours. Group lunch after the hike in Granite Falls if desired. For the season, I recommend rain gear, pack rain covers and water resistent footwear. Hiking poles can add a margin of stabilty in places that have wet leaves or morning frost.



Lime Kiln Trail

  • USGS Granite Falls

    Green Trails Granite Falls No. 109

    Green Trails Mountain Loop Highway No. 111SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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