Cedar Butte Trail

MODERATE 317 reviews
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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.

Distance: 3.8 miles Elevation Gain: 908 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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This moderate hike has some steep spots, but offers stunning views from the top.

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muddy
3 days ago

hiking
blowdown
muddy
3 days ago

This was a nice little trail. Today's conditions were a bit muddy due to the rain. There is a nice view of Middle Fork Snoqualmie from the summit.

hiking
muddy
3 days ago

If you’re looking for a short and easy-moderate hike, this trail is the best. It is also less crowded than the Rattlesnake Ledge trail. We started at 1pm and came back down in 2 hours with some detour because we missed the trail sign

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blowdown
muddy
rocky
21 days ago

hiking
blowdown
1 month ago

hiking
blowdown
1 month ago

A few large trees down to crawl over or go around. We cleared those we could by hand. Hit beautiful clear skies up at the summit.

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muddy
1 month ago

The hike was a solid one. Not too hard. most of the incline was towards the end. it was a little muddy. There are some annoying birds at the top because people keep feeding them.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked 12/8. Nice little easy track. Trail in good shape. Suggest planning on reaching the top once clouds have cleared.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty easy hike next to rattlesnake. Great for off leash doggos and would probably be easy enough for kids. The hike itself was very pretty, and the overlook was a nice place for a snack break. We missed the turn off from the service road initially so pay attention to when it’s time to turn right into the woods!

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muddy
2 months ago

Great hike that we did with our 4 & 6 year olds. It was rainy and foggy so there wasn’t much to see, but we enjoyed the lush, green forest.

over grown
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice stroll through the forest, but not much pay off in terms of viewpoints, even at the summit. On the plus side, only saw three people today on the trail. So if you want to do some natural bathing with a bit of elevation this isn’t a bad choice. Rattlesnake is much more spectacular but also more crowded so depends what you’re up for.

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muddy
over grown
3 months ago

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muddy
over grown
3 months ago

Lovely trail but lots of overgrowth along the loop part that was tricky to navigate. A few trees were also blown across the path (possibly from the storm earlier in the week) and some light snow on the ground. Pretty views once you reach the top.

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muddy
3 months ago

hiking
muddy
over grown
4 months ago

Be careful or you will Miss the trailhead! There is a small sign and it takes a hard right to the jungle wonderland! We followed previous recommendations and took the loop counter-clockwise and I really think it’s wise? If the trail is wet, going down could be tough. All in all a great day! Keep going even after the app marks you complete, you’re not at the overlook yet, you’ll know when you get there and it’s a great view even on a hazy day!

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bugs
over grown
5 months ago

It’s a nice trail once you hit it. You walk about a mile down a gravel road before you get to the trail. It’s very shaded and nice wooded scenery. I was the only person on the trail, so if solitude is a must, then this might be your trail. The elevation strikes at the last mile, nothing crazy, but enough to get your heart pumpin’! I went counterclockwise at the loop and was glad I did. It makes the decent much shorter feeling. Bees were out today, which drove my dog a little crazy. Other than that and a snake, we saw no wildlife today. FYI, there are a few food spots to hammock up top past the geological marker.

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over grown
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

nice little trail with easy access from the parking lot by Rattlesnake Lake. but the first half the hike is on level gravel wide bike trail. So the elevation gain is all in the last mile so it's a lot steeper than a moderate hike. I would definitely rate this as hard. in fact it was probably about the steepest trail we ever did. But we took our time, made it to the top where the views very nice. just a few bugs and just a few people.

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bugs
over grown
5 months ago

Not a lot of people. Nice short trail. A little steep at first but don’t get discouraged. Barely a view but nice. Overgrown in some areas. Only a few bugs but appreciated other people’s comments to have bug spray. Shady. Less crowded than Rattlesnake Ledge. Park at the Education Center all day parking lot and walk along the no motorized vehicle trail/forest service road to avoid crowds at other trailhead.

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bugs
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5 months ago

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