Lake Cavanaugh Road

Total Miles


362.80 ft


0.5 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Lake Cavanaugh Road is a point-to-point wide gravel road that connects Lake Cavanaugh and SR530. This trail is well-maintained and open to all vehicle traffic, however, some larger vehicles will find some of the switchbacks on the southern side of the trail to be tight. There are several short steep grades, but they are all easily passable. Lake Cavanaugh Road is best used as an alternative route to Oso/530 to mix up the drive from Arlington to Darrington. There are few spots to stop and a gated trail breaks off the main road.

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Lake Cavanaugh Road
Lake Cavanaugh Road
Lake Cavanaugh Road


This trail is open to all vehicle traffic except for some larger rigs and large trailers. There are a few short steep grades, some tight switchbacks, and potholes. The trail is a wide gravel road and is well maintained.

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Access Description

If approaching from the north, take Highway 9 to Lake Cavanaugh Road just south of Big Lake. Be sure to be respectful with your speed near the lake!

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