Cedar River Trail

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TRAIL NOTICE:  Cedar River Trail

FOR YOUR SAFETY please follow directions on all posted signage:

The Cedar River Trail is narrowed to one lane next to riverbank erosion that occurred following the Cedar River flood event in 2020, between the Dog Park and Riverview Park. Bicyclists yield to pedestrians and USE EXTREME CAUTION in this area.  City staff are working to secure a plan for repairs to re-open the trail as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Facts and Figures

The Cedar River Trail (CRT) follows the Cedar River from where it enters Lake Washington in the City of Renton upriver to the community of Landsburg at the boundary of the City of Seattle’s Cedar River Watershed.

At 17.3 miles in length the CRT is a paved, off-road trail for the first 12.3 miles, and features a soft surface pathway for the last five miles.

The trail follows a historic railroad route along State Route 169, and passes through the City of Renton, Maplewood, Cedar Mountain, Maple Valley, and Rock Creek. It offers views and access to Lake Washington, downtown Renton, Cedar River Park, Maplewood Golf Course, Ron Regis Park, Cedar Grove Park, and Maple Valley.

Between Renton and Maple Valley the CRT is popular with bicyclists and skaters and provides both recreational and non-motorized commuting opportunities. At Maple Valley the trail intersects the Green-To-Cedar Rivers Trail, which runs through central Maple Valley, then continues to the more secluded Rock Creek area and onto Landsburg in a wooded river valley. This soft-surface segment is popular with off-road bicyclists, joggers, walkers and equestrians. Parking is provided at both ends of the trail, and at numerous locations along its length.

Use

All non-motorized uses. Access to equestrians is restricted within Renton City limits.

Access

Parking is available at Cedar River Trail Park, Renton Stadium, Renton Senior Activity Center, Liberty Park, Cedar River Park, Riverview Park, Maplewood Roadside Park, Ron Regis Park and at Landsburg.

Accessibility

Paved portions through the City of Renton are ADA accessible; unpaved sections are not.

Trestle Bridge Improvements

Photo of the new footings on the Cedar River Trestle Bridge

Repairs to the Cedar River Trestle Bridge were completed in March 2021. The project included a partial replacement of two timber piles with steel posts, reinforcing timber and rock facing on the riverbank, replacing deteriorated components of the timber approach structure, repairing joints in the trail deck, and providing repairs and debris removal to the steel trestle structure. This project ensured the long-term structural integrity of the bridge and the continued safety of trail users.

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