Cedar River Trail

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Cedar River Trail
Renton, WA 98057

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.


PARK NOTICE: Cedar River Trail

FOR YOUR SAFETY please follow directions on all posted signage.

The lower walk between Wells Ave N and Bronson Way N is closed in anticipation of more rain and snowmelt that may raise the river water level over the path.

The trail remains closed between the Cedar River Dog Park and Riverview Park due to riverbank erosion following the Cedar River flood event in February.  Detours to Hwy 169 are through Cedar River Park and Riverview Park.  City staff are working to secure a plan for repairs to re-open the trail as soon as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience.


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.

Construction Project

Trestle Bridge Repair 2020

The Cedar River Trail spans the Cedar River via a trestle bridge, east of Riverview Park. Structural assessment reports for the trestle bridge identified maintenance repairs in recent inspections which are proposed for repair in the summer of 2020.

Proposed maintenance repairs include:

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

Maintenance repairs are anticipated to begin in late spring 2020 and be completed in late summer 2020, this timing is necessary to comply with regulated fish-windows.

Repair activities will temporarily close access to the Cedar River Trail from Riverview Park through the Maplewood Roadside Park. During construction, pedestrian and bicycle traffic will be detoured around the site.

Cedar River Trail Trestle Bridge

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