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Old 10-19-09, 07:54 PM
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Highway 2 Trestle.

Can anybody fill me in on how to traverse this route?
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Old 10-19-09, 10:04 PM
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Well, if you're headed East from Everett, you enter it on the north side of Hewitt Avenue. The entrance is just East of I-5 after the overpass (or Hewitt under-pass.) It's on the northeast corner of Hewitt and Walnut.

The bike trail is right next to the highway entrance, curves right and then up and over the River.
At the other end (after descending the other side ~ 1/2 mile) there is a sharp right. After another hundred yards it terminates at the curve of Homeacres Road.

At that point you can either go straight heading generally in the direction of Snohomish (via Homeacres, Swan Slough, Rivershore, and Riverview roads.) This is a nice rural road, with low traffic. You'll frequently see other riders out here.

Or, instead of going straight on Homeacres rd., you can turn left and head in the direction of Lake Stevens and eventually the Centennial Trail (via 51st Ave SE and then 20th St SE/Cavalero Hill Road). 20th St goes right under Hiway 2 and is ok to ride. However, at the end you have to decide to either go straight up Cavalero Hill (very steep) or left up 204 to Lake Stevens (very busy road.) I usually go up and over Cavalero, past Tom Thumb grocery, and down the other side to the CT.

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Old 10-19-09, 10:27 PM
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Thank you! Very much!

How would I go about getting on to the bike lane from 204 coming from Lake Stevens. It looks very confusing under the trestle.
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Old 10-20-09, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Setherz View Post
How would I go about getting on to the bike lane from 204 coming from Lake Stevens. It looks very confusing under the trestle.
That's my daily commute route, so I've done this hundreds of times...

As you roll southwest to the end of 204, most of the cars will be exiting to the right to get on the ramp for Westbound US 2, so you've got to merge with the traffic and then move left to cross the exit ramp and keep going straight (South). Underneath the bridge is a 4-way stop sign where you will turn right on 20th St to get on the two-way bike path (vehicular traffic is one-way going East).
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Old 10-20-09, 04:59 PM
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Very nice! Thank you both! I will be trying out this route on my way to a meeting in Everett tomorrow afternoon.
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Old 10-20-09, 11:28 PM
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It is possible to do it on the shoulder...and it SUCKS!!! I did it heading into Everett this past summer and it was one of the scariest moments in my life on a bike. I went back a couple weeks later and found the underneath route and it was very nice. The whole area south of the trestle all the way to Snohomish is a great place to ride..nice, quiet country roads.
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Old 10-21-09, 11:01 PM
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Rode this route today for the first time and I have to say it was not as bud as I once thought it to be.

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Thanks for this. I'm new to Everett and did this ride today. Very nice.
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