Iron Horse State Park is a 1,612-acre park that was once part of the path of the Chicago-Milwaukee-St. Paul-Pacific Railroad. More than 100 miles of trail extends from Cedar Falls to the Columbia River. High trestles provide spectacular views of the valley below.
First time on this trail. I have ridden past the trail head many times so it was on my list and today was the day. Takes you through beautiful lush forest with ferns and moss everywhere. Good workout depending on which part of the trail you take up. Left is much steeper where as right is longer but less incline. Really nice view of the valley and surrounding peaks at the top. I could see Si, Teneriffe and Mailbox from where I stood. Was fairly busy today but didn't pose a problem. Also it's a good alternative to the ever so busy Rattlesnake Ledge hike. Bonus too is that the John Wayne parking lot is never full. Does require a discover pass however (totally worth it!)
Kristin D. on Cedar Butte Trail
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.