Bryant Trailhead

  • Bryant Trailhead—Arlington, WA

    Bryant Trailhead—Arlington, WA

A great stop along the trail is the little known town of Bryant and the Bryant General Store.  Established in 1929, the store was owned by one family, the Smith’s, until it was sold to family friend Terry Welch in 2002.  Celebrated by locals for its penny candy and micro-brew growlers, stepping into the store is like stepping back into time.  It remains an homage to the Smiths, the community and the nostalgic experience of being a visitor on the Centennial Trail.  The Bryant Store is listed on the Snohomish County historical sites and is a Snohomish County Landmark.
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Past Forward

The railroads reached Snohomish County in 1888 and drove the area’s cornerstone timber industry through the 1960’s. At one point, each day saw a steady stream of fully loaded rail cars, up to 80 per day - transporting logs to mills along the route that later became the Centennial Trail.


26804 SR9
Arlington, WA 98223
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Fun Fact:

The Bryant General Store’s growler logo is a 1950’s caricature of family patriarch Norm Smith in his standard issue Chevron uniform. The store itself was built in 1929 by Charles H. Smith and even today remains a community icon. 

The Bryant Store with Terrie Welch