Snohomish County Parks has closed 2.6 miles of the Whitehorse Regional Trail indefinitely because of significant earth movement. The trail will be closed between the juncture of the Centennial Trail in Arlington to Trafton.
The trail was scheduled to be resurfaced and officially opened this fall. Because of the slide, parks will redirect the resurfacing funds to a different section of trail.
Parks staff will be working closely with Snohomish County Public Works geologists to assess the earth movement. The county will also work to identify funds for civil engineering and construction to repair and reinforce approximately 1,400 feet of trail and embankment.
While this section of trail has been officially closed for years, many have been using it. Any users are putting themselves at risk, a county parks news release says.
For more, call Amy Lucas at 425-388-6620 or James Yap at 425-388-6610.