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Map of the Cedar River Trail

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Cedar River Trail

Cedar River Trail Washington

Cedar River Trail

LENGTH:

17.3 miles

SURFACE:

paved / unpaved

COMMUNITIES:

Renton, Maple Valley, Ravensdale

HIGHLIGHTS:

Lake Washington, Renton Airport, Downtown Renton, natural areas along the Cedar River, local parks, residential neighborhoods, miles of evergreen forest, bridges over the Cedar River

NEARBY TRAILS:

Cedar to Green River Trail
Snoqualmie Valley Trail
Iron Horse State Park Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Seattle
Tacoma
Redmond
Regional Trails

The Cedar River Trail, or CRT, is a 17.3-mile long paved and unpaved pathway located to the southeast of Seattle in King County in Western Washington State. The trail was constructed along an historic railroad corridor and passes through miles of evergreen forests and past several communities.

The Cedar River Trail spans from the southern tip of Lake Washington in Renton to a point to the southwest of Cedar Falls and Rattlesnake Lake. Withing the urban areas, the route includes the industrial areas of the Lake Washington waterfront, Renton Municipal Airport, Downtown Renton, commercial areas, residential neighborhoods, local parks, golf courses and the natural areas along Cedar River. Farther to the east the trail goes through more woodlands and past suburban residential developments. East of Ravensdale, the trail goes through over 10 miles of uninterrupted dense evergreen forests.

Conditions

The Cedar River Trail has a 12.3-mile long paved portion and 5 miles of soft surfaced trail at the eastern end. The trail is open for bike riding, running and walking.

In the urban areas, there are numerous street crossings. A long portion of the trail runs alongside SE Maple Valley Highway.

Communities

The Cedar River Trail goes past the following communities: Renton, Maple Valley and Ravensdale.

Points of Interest

The Cedar River Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Lake Washington
Renton Municipal Airport
Renton Stadium
Downtown Renton
Renton Ikea Performing Arts Center
Cedar River Park
Maplewoods Greens Golf Course
Ron Regis Park
Cedar River Park
Ricardi Reach Natural Area
Cedar Grove Natural Area
Belmondo's Reach
Royal Arch Park
Dorre Don Natural Area
Big Bend Natural Area Park
Landsburg Park
Nearby Trails

Cedar to Green River Trail: this trail branches off the main trail just east of the Auburn-Echo Lake Cutoff Road and heads south to Maple Valley.

Snoqualmie Valley Trail and Iron Horse State Park Trail: the eastern end of the Cedar River Trail is located to the southwest of Rattlesnake Lake in Cedar Falls. The Snoqualmie Valley Trail heads to the north from Rattlesnake Lake and the Iron Horse State Park Trail heads to the east from the lake.

End Points

The west end of the Cedar River Trail is located along Nishiwaki Lane to the east of Renton Municipal Airport in Renton at the south end of Lake Washington.

The east end of the trail is located about a mile southwest of Rattlesnake Lake in Cedar Falls.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Cedar River Trail in King County, Washington.

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