Cedar Butte Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
From Seattle, E on I-90 to exit 32. Right on 468th Ave for 3.5 miles to the parking area on the left side of the road
Quick little hike that HS some decent sized inclines so if you are out of shape you will get your monies worth!
The trail was not heavily trafficked, I only ran into one other group hiking it. The trail is quiet, with a steady climb. I agree with the previous reviewer that this should not be categorized as an easy hike. I am an experienced hiker and this was a moderate climb to the summit. The view from the top on a clear summer day is great! I enjoyed this trail for its seclusion and tree cover for a warm day.
This was a lovely trail, I would definitely not call it easy though, as it is a constant ascent for between 800 900 feet. It was secluded, there are only two other cars in the parking lot, and we never saw anyone else. Lots of slugs, and a very sweet if small lookout at the top.
This way a great little day trail!!
Fantastic fun hike!
5/7/2016 (Saturday) - Group 9:20-12:30. All the reviews posted before this give a precise description of this trail: It's worthy, pleasant, rather easy, much quieter alternative of the opposite Rattlesnake Ledge trail, though the view is not as awesome. Ours is a sunny, cloudless morning 66-75F (81F in the afternoon). The longer loop provides a less steep option for moving up. There are many rarely used trails and a hidden lake in the foothills. We may also get a taste of a long and endless Iron Horse RR. The creek runs across the railroad bridge is as loud as a falls, a lot of water. It's fortunate that the state park parking lot is not full (as it requires "Discover Pass") while both sides of the road are fully parked by VERY long lines of cars.