Cedar River Trail


Frontcountry Trail Run - Cedar River Trail

Intimidated by trail running? Don't be! This is an extra-wide trail with minimal inclines/declines...think neighborhood hills, not mountains. We will run 3 miles out & the same back by the river. A perfect Sat AM jog to start your weekend!

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 270 ft
  • Pace: 11 - 12 min miles

Meet at 8:45 am at Cedar River Pipeline Road trailhead @ 23921 SE 244th Street, Maple Valley. No parking pass required.

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.

No restrooms at trail head. There is one at the 1/2 way point (3 miles), which is where we'll stop for a quick break.

We'll stick together as a group at about ~5 mph until we get to 1/2 way point, then stop for 5-10 min - perfect for a quick snack! The trail is extra wide with a couple of small hills. Even though the return route runs parallel to the stream, we will all stick to the main trail - both for safety and collective experience of the group. Please meet at the trailhead at 8:45 am so we can meet with introductions, discuss conditions on the trail and group goals, and start by 9 am.

Please contact the leader before registering if you have not recently done a trail run of similar mileage and elevation gain, and have any doubt about your fitness and stamina to keep up. Also, if you are a fast runner and feel ~5 mph with a couple of stops along the trail is insufficient of a work-out for you, please consider if this trip is a good match for your abilities. We run as a group. 


All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before attending an in-person Mountaineers activity during our COVID-19 response. By proceeding with any of the upcoming activities you are already registered to attend, you affirm that you have reviewed The Mountaineers COVID-19 Code of Conduct and the guidance for participants and leaders available on the COVID-19 Response page, and you agree to follow this guidance during each activity. Please remove yourself from any upcoming activity if you are unable or unwilling to follow The Mountaineers guidance at the time of the program.

Coulon Beach Park falls under current CIty of Renton COVID-19 guidelines '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 procedures."


Also, to help ensure your safety and the safety of our fellow hikers, the leader asks that you only carpool to the trailhead with other members of your household registered for the same trip. 

All participants will need to have a face covering (mask, bandanna or muff), hand sanitizer and a pack containing the 10 essentials. Wherever possible,  all group member will maintain the 6 ft minimum social distancing protocol and be ready to pull up face covering over mouth and nose when this is not possible passing others on the trail and at the trailhead.

Full details will be emailed as soon as the trip closes on Nov 19. In the interim please contact the leader with any questions: BMPeacock@aol.com.


Cedar River Trail

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