Cedar River Trail

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Cedar River Trail
Renton, WA 98057

'Safe Start Washington' Phase 2: In both parks and on trails, YOU ARE REQUIRED to follow recommended COVID-19 protocols for social distancing, GATHERINGS of 5 people or less, face coverings and proper hand washing.


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 February, 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.   


Construction Project

Trestle Bridge Repair: May to September 2020

Repairs on the Cedar River Trestle Bridge will begin May 11, 2020 and completed in early September 2020.

During this time, both the Maplewood Roadside parking lot, access to the river below the bridge, and a segment of the Cedar River Trail across the bridge will be closed. In addition, due to riverbank erosion following the February Cedar River flood event, there are additional trail revisions between Riverview Park and Cedar River Park.

A detour route will be provided for trail users along the Maple Valley Highway sidewalk, from Riverview Park to a trail connection east of the Maplewood Roadside Park entrance at SE 7th.

Map of Cedar River Trestle detour routes

Structural assessments have identified a number of maintenance issues with the bridge, which this project will repair. Proposed maintenance includes:

  • Repairing timber piles,
  • Replacing timber facing, and
  • Removing debris from the trestle structure

We appreciate cooperation from the public during the maintenance repairs including following detour signs and traffic requirements. This project will ensure the structural integrity of the bridge and continued safety for trail users.

Cedar River Trail Trestle Bridge


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.

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