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There is room for about 25 vehicles, but no amenities. They will be held July 31 in Cedar Falls and August 2 in Waterloo, which is the week leading up to Iowa Irish Fest. Flat, paved trail. Out and back. if youre looking to just get some long miles in quick, good place for that. Plan your visit by bus using. A bit noisy where it is near the road, but otherwise it is a nice multi-use trail. The trail is beautiful going along the Charles river, through the woods and meadows, but in the summer time, ticks are everywhere and our dogs love romping in high grass. There are numerous access points along the trail and abundant parking areas especially south of Mount Vernon Road. At 3.0 miles, the trail comes up along the south side of the Maple Valley Highway. Will come back with my bike sometime to do more of it. Surface Type: Paved/separated trail Miles: 13 (for total trail); 5.7 for north part of trail Trail Description: Extends from Cedar Valley Nature Trail to downtown Cedar Rapids (north section) Features & Sites: Hiawatha/Cedar Rapids business districts; all city services, river front, museums, etc. The bridge at Maplewood Roadside Park is currently being worked on and closed; detour goes to sidewalk along the highway before cutting back to trail at Riverview Park. Indian Creek Nature Center is located midway along the trail, about 1/2 mile south of the Mount Vernon Road and Bertram Road intersection. The trails wind through wooded areas, shady parks, along streams, the Cedar River, and downtown Cedar Rapids. WTA Pro Tip: At Houser Way, 1.6 miles (eastbound only), go left 150 feet and use the pedestrian signal to cross Houser Way, then take the underpass beneath I-405. (Hobart). Go 3.1 miles, then turn right on 276th Avenue SE. Surfaced with asphalt from Evansdale to McFarlane Park east of La Porte City and then compacted limestone, the trail follows the floodplain of the Cedar River. I went off a random dirt “trail” across from the dog park and there were tents so I turned around and continued on the paved trail. Now, with that being said, it is a beautiful path. But street crossings require observance of traffic and pedestrian signals. Tip: It was a little difficult finding the parking as Apple Maps takes you to a Boeing field instead of the beginning but if you use Google Maps you’ll find it. If you plan to hike, bring bug spray. Nice flat trail (which is really rare in the Seattle terrain). The Cedar River, seen from one of many vanage points along the Cedar River Trail. Nice trail ,is on repair but still can enjoy the walk. Subscribe to our free email newsletter for hiking events, news, gear reviews and more. It’s all smooth blacktop with some shared highway sections in Cedar Rapids. From Logan Avenue N. to Bronson Way N., there is a lower path along the river’s edge. The last 5 are dirt. Nice, even trail with lots of access to the river. Beginning at the edge of Renton's historic downtown, the trail rolls upstream along the … Photo by Myk OLeary. The short section between 405 and the 169 is pretty, but that's it. native grasses and wildflowers have been established along sections of the trail and offer vivid floral displays of nativeIowa prairie. I believe it’s an old railroad line that they paved over like a smaller street. Cedar River Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Stephenson, Michigan that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. My brother Rob ran the 10 mile I road my mtb. Currently experience a detour route at the beginning of the trail 8/15/2020. In 2.3 miles, turn right into the gravel parking lot. Enjoy catching small mouth bass while paddling down a moderately flowing beautifully wooded corridor. Location: Cedar River Trail (across from Kickstand) Roadshow Rides. This 24-acre park contains picnic areas that are close to the water, play equipment, and a non-motorized boat launch. Very nice ride next to the Cedar River Dense trees so can get muggy. Trail reports are used to indicate a trails current condition and inform builders and other riders about any issues on a trail. This trail meanders from the Cedar River Trail South through Maple Valley. Scenic Cedar River Trail Park is located at the mouth of the Cedar River where it flows north into Lake Washington. For the purposes of this guide, the starting point is the Renton trailhead. In total, the Cedar River trail is 17 miles long and the first 12 miles are paved. Beautiful fall colors easy walk, can walk pieces or the full 15 or so miles. Paved portion is mostly noisy and boring, with some nice river views occasionally. The water trail is 29.5 miles in length and offers a unique way to explore the county. The trail is paved for most of the way, starting at the southern end of Lake Washington, but reverts to gravel about five miles before it concludes at Landsburg Park in Maple Valley. Cedar River State Water Trail Share your own photos of the river! Beautiful place a lot of bridges and long with river. Trail map of the Cedar River Trail (WA) from I-405 at Cedar River Park (Renton) to Landsburg Rd. Absolutely love this trail. Dieter Drake, RAGBRAI ride director, and other RAGBRAI team members will ride the trails during each pop-up event. Feb 9, 2020 @ 11:50am. The return route is the same, with the exception of Houser Way, as already mentioned. WTA is working to ensure nature is always within reach. Great for strollers, kids, bikes, a run - all the above except if you’re looking for in the woods hiking. Beginning from the Cedar Valley Nature Trail in Hiawatha at the north end, the trail runs through the city of Cedar Rapids to end at the Hoover Trail located in the city of Ely. Where to Park: There is ample parking in the Ron Regis Park’s parking lot at 1501 Orcas Ave SE, Renton. The Cedar River Trail follows the old Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad corridor on a straight, flat shot out of the sprawling Seattle metro area and into the rural countryside. The trail follows the river for 17.4 miles, from the Cedar River Watershed’s western boundary at Landsburg, downstream to the mouth of the Cedar River, where it empties into Lake Washington in Renton. Washington Trails Association is 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Straight ahead, at the end of 6th is the beginning of the bike trail. No parking pass required. Loud highway traffic and can see it a lot of the way so be warned, but we don’t mind & think it’s beautiful. Here, bicyclists must dismount. One of the few rivers in the state with strict regulations regarding how you can fish. SE and SE 252nd Pl. The Cedar River Trail runs from Ely Iowa (via the Hoover Trail), through Cedar Rapids via the Czech village and Cedar Lake to the Hiawatha (Boyson Rd) Cedar Valley Trail head. Ken Giesbers. The trail parallels the Renton Municipal Airport, where you can watch small planes coming in over the lake and landing just on the other side of the river. Along its route, the trail passes through the communities of Irvington and Downsville and the Dunnville State Wildlife Area. Cedar River Trail is a 25.6 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Renton, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. We will be running S/SE along the Cedar River Pipeline to Landsburg Road, crossing over the Summit/Landsburg Bridge to the Cedar River Trail, coming back N/NW on the CRT to 242nd Way SE/SE 244th St. and back to our cars. This is not a good trail if you’re trying to “get away” from city life and go on a hike. You will be walking/riding below mossy bridges, which makes it a scenic route as well. (1.7 miles from Lake Washington), Riverview Park, along SR 169, 1.0 mile east of I-405 (2.7 miles from Lake Washington), An unmarked gravel parking lot at SR 169 and SE 215. The grade is mostly gentle with an estimated max of 5%. The Cedar River flows from just north of Austin, MN all the way down to southeast Iowa, where it joins the Iowa River and becomes a major tributary into the Mississippi. 52 miles - Cedar Valley Nature Trail connects Waterloo/Cedar Falls with Cedar Rapids and many towns in between. status date description; Aug 19, 2020 @ 9:45am. Starting on the shore of Lake Washington at a Boeing plant, you can begin where the Cedar River dumps into Lake Washington. Sum it up, if you're looking for a peaceful ride in nature, this is NOT the place. 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 Dog friendly. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Meet at 8:45 am at Cedar River Pipeline Road trailhead @ 23921 SE 244th Street, Maple Valley. Bicyclists are not allowed on the first 0.6 mile of trail, but may ride on Nishiwaki Lane. Walked with my son from Ron Regis Park to Lake Washington and back. Please click around the new site for more information about the Cedar River and Black Hawk Creek water trails. Didn’t live the highway along the whole route but not a deal breaker! This is a walk, not a hike. Immediately after passing under the SR 18 elevated roadway, turn left on SE 216th Way. Length 1.9 mi Elevation gain 36 ft Route type Out & Back Cross the Cedar River on a bridge under the freeway, then head east on the well-marked trail. There were many people there with children and it’s close to a busy road. For parking, follow Nishiwaki Lane to the right, to a parking area with restrooms.To get to the Landsburg trailhead, take I-405 exit 4 and head east on State Route 169 10.1 miles. The Cedar River Trail offers an urban river walk, a more rural river walk along a former rail bed, and a roadside bicycle path connecting the two. Mileages listed are from the shores of Lake Washington unless otherwise noted. The Cedar River Water Trail is a paddling trail that runs through Muscatine County. Aug 19, 2020. The entire way is paved and there are multiple parts where you walk on the street or through parks and open field. Renton, WA 98057 Scenic Cedar River Trail Park is located at the mouth of the Cedar River where it flows north into Lake Washington. Empty on Wednesday afternoons (and 87 degree Sunday afternoons!) Green to Cedar River Trail We didn’t make it to the unsaved part. only a 2 or 3 out of 5. it's a great level and paved mixed use trail. The Cedar River Trail was the former mainline of the Milwaukee Road. The trail offers a number of activity options. The Cedar Valley Nature Trail and Cedar Lake Loop Trail are asphalt and concrete and are kept open throughout the year. View Cedar River Trail North with amenities in a larger map. A campground is located along the trail at McFarlane Park. The official trail stays on the north side of the river until it comes to a ‘T’ at Houser Way at 1.6 miles. However, this lower trail is often closed during the winter months, or when water levels are high. (For westbound travel, stay on the south side of the river, cross under I-405, using a narrow shoulder bike path to get to Houser Way S. Cross Houser, then use the path on the west side to cross the Cedar River.). Once completed it will be a north-south connection for cyclists, pedestrians and equestrians, weaving through the best of an exceptional landscape connecting south King County communities to rivers, … Fun midafternoon run along the Cedar River amongst the last of the falling maple leaves. Experience the sights and sounds of urban wildlife along McCloud's Run, Cedar Lake, and the Cedar River. The Cedar River Trail is a commonly used interurban trail that parallels the Cedar River along an old railroad grade. Mostly long and straight. This trailhead is accessible by bus! It’s not really the “hike” I was expecting. The next several miles are close to the highway, but also pass by numerous Natural Areas along the river. This is the location of the Cascade Canoe and Kayak Club. find trail maps, reviews, photos & driving directions on traillink.com Donate All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity. The crushed limestone trails are not cleared in the winter. The Cedar River Trail is a long paved bike trail that follows the Cedar River from Lake Washington in the City of Renton upriver to the community of Landsburg at the base of the Cascades. Parking spots near the lake have a 4-hour limit. At 3.9 miles, it crosses under and continues along the north side of the highway. Due to river erosion in February 2020, the trail is narrowed to one lane in some areas. This little known river in the middle of this sprawling urban setting is a west side gem for fly anglers. Seattle, WA 98104. Plan your visit by bus using TOTAGO, or consult the schedules for King County Metro route number 143 or DART 907. Other than that, there is lots of scenic pockets that make it a pleasant ride. The Cedar River Regional Trail is a partially paved 17.3-mile (27.8 km) rail trail in Washington. Trail Description The Green to Cedar Rivers Trail is currently in design. It gets better after the pavement ends, Nice shady ride with some nice views. Most trails are surfaced with crushed limestone. Cedar River Pathway Easy. Accessibility: The first 2/3 of the trail is paved and typically at least five feet wide. 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. not very peaceful ride. You can’t really hear the river due to the cars. There are numerous bridges and it is not always obvious whether to cross or not; there appears to be a path on either side. Trail Ratings 0.0 from 0 votes #1 in Escanaba River State Forest #40082 Overall. Think of this 17.3 mile trail as three segments. The first 1.3 miles in Downtown Renton is best done on foot. If you are bicycling or need longer parking, park near the restrooms a quarter mile back. The trail has offshoots to Lake Wilderness, The Lake Wilderness Arboretum, and the Maple Valley Community Center, as well as others. The Trestle Bridge Repair project has been completed as of September 2020. The Cedar River Trail is a commonly used interurban trail that parallels the Cedar River along an old railroad grade. I went out 7 miles and got tired of the loud traffic noise and gave up and came back. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. It’s … The trail follows the river for 17.4 miles, from the Cedar River Watershed’s western boundary at Landsburg, downstream to the mouth of the Cedar River, where it empties into Lake Washington in Renton. It is open for non-motorized use and parallels State Route 169 for much of its length. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and road biking and is best used from June until September. Our tax identification number is EIN 91-0900134. To select just a portion of the trail, consider these other access points: Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area, http://www.kingcounty.gov/services/parks-recreation/parks/trails/regional-trails/popular-trails/cedar-river.aspx, http://tothebeachwa.com/pdf/RegionalParksTrailsMap-20.pdf. It is open for non-motorized use and parallels State Route 169 for much of its length. 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