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Cedar River Trail Park

Scenic Cedar River Trail Park is located at the mouth of the Cedar River where it flows north into Lake Washington. This 24-acre park contains picnic areas that are close to the water, play equipment, a non-motorized boat launch, the Renton Rowing Center and the Cedar River Trail. A beautiful spot for viewing birds of all species including blue herons, ospreys, and bald eagles, it is also a place to witness the annual salmon migration in the Cedar River Watershed.

The Cedar River Trail is a paved, multi-use trail that follows the Cedar River from where it enters Lake Washington to the community of Landsburg – 17.3 miles – at the boundary of the City of Seattle’s Cedar River Watershed. The trail follows a historic railroad route along State Route 169, and offers views and access to Lake Washington, downtown Renton, Cedar River Park, Maplewood Golf Course, Ron Regis Park, Cedar Grove Park, and Maple Valley.

Track an adventure here

Location Details

Recreational Features: Canoe / Kayak, Picnic Tables, Fishing, Birding, Playground, Photography, Running
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant: Yes
Seasonality: Open all year

Adventures for Cedar River Trail Park

Hiking

Salmon of the Pacific

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.75
Five species of salmon thrive in the North Pacific waters of the U.S. Salmon are an anadromous fish, meaning they spend part of their life in freshwater and part of their life in the ocean. And as salmon return to freshwater, they bring nutrients to the rivers they travel as well as provide food for other animals and people. Use this brochure to learn about the salmon’s life cycle and their transition from rivers to the ocean and back.
Hiking

Animal Athletes/Animales Atletas

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.75
The Animal Athletes/Animales Atletas adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This bilingual brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail, written in both English and Spanish. From hummingbird hand-swings to lizard pushups, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Hiking

Nature's Hide & Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.75
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
Hiking

The Need for Trees: Cedar River Park Trail

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.75
By following the picture and textual clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, you will discover six of the more common trees found in the area. During your adventure, you will learn about the need we, and other animals, have for trees and about the roles they play in the forest.

Directions

901 Nishiwaki Lane
Renton, WA 98057
Latitude: 47.499126000000
Longitude: -122.214645000000

Exit 5 from I-405, west on Southport Drive N and continue straight to Logan Ave N, right on N 6th Street to Cedar River Trail Park entrance.

From Highway 167 continue north on Rainier Ave S, turn right on Airport Way and curve left to Logan Ave N, left on N 6th Street to Cedar River Trail Park entrance.

Partners

Cedar River Trail Park TRACK Trail was made possible by a partnership formed between Kids in Parks, City of Renton Community Services Department and King County Natural Resources and Parks Department.

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