The Interurban Trail is a 12-foot wide regional bicycle and pedestrian trail. It is a hard-surfaced, non-motorized trail located in the Public Utility District #1 (Pacific Northwest Traction) right-of-way. The trail begins in North Seattle and continues north through Shoreline, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, unincorporated Snohomish County, and Everett. Lynnwood’s portion of the trail is 3.8 miles long and is mostly separated from motorized traffic. Parking is available at South Lynnwood Park and at the Lynnwood Transit Center.
The Interurban Trail follows the route once used by the electric Interurban Railway that ran between Seattle and Everett from 1910 to 1939. Soon after Highway 99 was built, the interurban was abandoned in favor of travel by bus and automobile. Puget Power converted the Interurban corridor to a power line corridor and titled segments to Seattle City Light and Snohomish County Public Utility District #1. In the mid-90s, cities along the corridor between Seattle and Everett began developing portions of the Interurban Trail for non-motorized commuter and recreational use. Car No. 55, one of the six original electric cars that traveled between Seattle and Everett, has been renovated and is now on display at Heritage Park.
While most of the trail is separated from motorized traffic, there are several places where the trail is a designated bike route on the road shoulder. Follow the Interurban logo signs along the route. Horses are allowed on the Snohomish County link of the Interurban; however, horses are not allowed on the segments of the trail maintained and operated by the cities of Lynnwood and Everett. The use of horses on the trail is not practiced very often because of the asphalt surfacing, as well as the several breaks between runs with crossing traffic to get to the next leg.
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