Cedar Butte Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.8 miElevation gain908 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsBird watchingRunningForestLakeRiverViewsWildlifeOver grownSnowFee
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The Discover Pass is required for vehicular entrance to this park. An Annual Pass costs $30 and a Day Pass is $10. For up to date information, please see the park page here: https://parks.state.wa.us/1181/Parks-opening Hikers must either walk or ride a bike to trailheads. Please check the park page for up to date trail accessibility before visiting. This moderate hike has some steep spots, but offers stunning views from the top.

Discover Pass Required.

Washington State Department of Natural Resources South Puget Sound Region Tel:360.825.1631

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

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Alicia Johnson
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A really lovely trail! There's a lot of snow on the trail right now, so I'd recommend poles and/or microspikes. We went without today and it was pretty slick! I recommend taking the longer fork on the right both up and down as it's less of a steep climb. We took the left path up and it was pretty challenging and took the right side down.

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Brett Barin
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Jordan Field
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Great casual trail, personally I'd say it's on the easier side of moderate. At the butte there are lots of off-trail paths that look legit, but can get a little dicey, though it's all well traveled and connected so it wasn't a big deal.

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Brian Hays
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Connor Bowman
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wasn't expecting hail, but was still fun

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Andrew Gordon
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Claire Bidwell
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5starslegshurtouch.

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Abby Wooster
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Great! Muddy though. :-)

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joel s
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Plenty of parking at 9a on a rainy Saturday. Not too many people on the trail. Took about 90 min to cover 4.5 mi

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Maria Jouravleva
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Elie Paul
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A little less than a mile to get to the trailhead from the parking lot. After you pass the bridge over the creek you will see the trailhead sign on your right about 500 yards down. Two small trees were down, very easy to step over. Everyone was wearing masks. Trail was enjoyable, summit view point was okay.

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Jay Good
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Nelson P
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WalkingGreat!

1/20/21: found a ring at the top! Describe it and I’ll send it to you. This hike was great! Few folks around on a late Wednesday morning. It was a little confusing getting to the trailhead, but you just head out towards all the other Iron Horse trails from the parking lot and in a little under a mile, there will be a clear trailhead and sign that says ‘cedar butte’ on the right. As some others have said, stick right at the eventual fork, which makes the trail a mostly one-way track.

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Adrian K
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Nice and easy hike.

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Debbie Marshall-Officer
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Andrew Tertocha
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Vera Wong
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Anatoliy Shudrya
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HikingGreat!Muddy

Nice hike with a nice reward at the top. The trail is excellent with only couple of muddy spots. I am surprised how dry it was with the recent amount of rain we have had in Seattle. It was very confusing to find the trail head but pretty much self-explanatory and we were able to find it after the bridge on the right side. Couple more signs would not hurt to be added on the 2 left turns to Iron horse trail for cedar butte trail, not only for cedar falls. Not that many rocks on the trail and the elevation is quite easy. The blowdown side of the loop very gradual and pretty much a stroll in the woods. Excellent short hike to do with kids even though I have had to carry my 4-year-old on my shoulders for the last mile. My iPhone recorded 5 miles from parking and back to parking.

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Lindsay Osborn
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Bianca Dinis
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I think it was the perfect length hike. Not too difficult but still got some good exercise in. It was muddy in a few spots but overall was pretty good. The view is pretty although I think there are some hikes that have better views

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Amy McGrath
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Ruth Berry
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Vishal Gupta
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Nature tripsGreat!

Nicely maintained trail which passes through relatively young forest with thick undergrowth. My watch showed a 4.5 mile round trip from the parking lot with 995 ft elevation gain. At the fork, we took the loop clockwise and there was a little bit of incline. We came across lot of families with kids and dogs. Most of the folks were respectful and had masks on. The view at the top is amazing. We also stopped on our way back at the Rattlesnake Lake.

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Jay Pinkerton
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Mollie Lindeman
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HikingGreat!

Very nice taking a break and enjoying the view from the top. Stopped at Rattlesnake Lake before heading home.

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JeannieBeth Asuncion
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Rachel Henty
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So pretty on a cold, sunny day! Snowy in spots but mostly clear all the way up! We did the full loop clockwise and the 2nd half was WAY more gradual!

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