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Cedar Butte Trail

MODERATE 300 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

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

over grown

snow

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

hiking
6 hours 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!

hiking
muddy
20 days 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
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
muddy
over grown
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
over grown
1 month 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.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
muddy
over grown
2 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!

hiking
bugs
over grown
3 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.

hiking
over grown
3 months ago

hiking
3 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.

hiking
bugs
over grown
4 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.

recorded Cedar Butte Trail

hiking
bugs
over grown
4 months ago

hiking
over grown
4 months ago

Moderately trafficked on Wednesday afternoon. Probably saw 10 small groups of hikers.

hiking
4 months ago

It was beautiful on that trail today. Wasn't much to see as far as views and I feel the incline maybe more than what All Trails has listed. It's not at all that much more difficult but it definitely wasn't expected. Will definitely do this trail again in the near future.

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
4 months ago

really fun trail! not many people know about it. i found it when i was looking for boxley creek mtb area. it can be muddy in winter and overgrown during the summer. great for dogs.

hiking
4 months ago

A short, quick hike. The summit is in the forest, but does offer a view of Mount Si and Mailbox Peak. At times, the trail felt like you were hiking through a jungle. I went on a weekday morning and only saw two groups of hikers (3-4 people).

hiking
4 months ago

From the parking lot across the road from Rattlesnake Lake, where is the trailhead for this hike? Do I head on the Iron Horse Trail towards Twin Falls? Thanks for any input.

hiking
5 months ago

Definitely bring and generously apply mosquito repellent. And don’t forget your head and ears.

hiking
bugs
5 months ago

hiking
bugs
5 months ago

This is one of our favorite family hikes. It’s a nice alternative to Rattlesnake Ledge. Less crowded with more of a “being in the forest” feeling. The grey jays at the top are a hit with the kids! On our trip this time, the mosquitoes were out in force! I wasn’t prepared to run into them today so anytime we stopped for a drink (and at the top) they were quite a nuisance.

hiking
6 months ago

The first half of the trail takes you along the Iron Horse trail, which is flat gravel although it does pass a nice little lake. Once you turn off on the trail itself it’s gorgeous. Dense forest, winding trail, steep but not insane. The viewpoint at the top is small but gives you a great view into the mountains. Also, a black bear crossed our path about 100 feet ahead of us.

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