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Trail of the Cedars Nature Walk

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North Cascades National Park

Trail of the Cedars Nature Walk is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Marblemount, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 1.9 miles Elevation Gain: 72 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

river

wild flowers

no dogs

Note: As of June 2020, this trail is open but must be accessed from the National Park side of the Skagit River.

Very easy hike to do. Great for little kids and dogs on leash. Most of the hike is a gravel road but still very peaceful. The bridge that starts out the trail is really beautiful over the river. We easily did this trail in sandals.

hiking
8 days ago

Cute little trail, nice for a cool down after a more strenuous hike. Best part is the bridge!

20 days ago

This trail is open but must be accessed from the National Park side of the Skagit River. Trail map above shows access using the Linking Trail. Town of Newhalem is closed. Foot bridge between Trail of Cedars and town is closed on town side. The Michael DePaula review below is not about this trail.

1 month ago

Still closed.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

Took the kids. Lots of mud. Felt shorter overall than the 7.5 miles and 3.5 hours r/t that it was. Did the loop and and also hiked down to the old railroad bridge foundations. You start in the forest and then come upon the ravine about 1.7 miles in. The hike had views down to the river below (1000 ft?) and lots of old growth forest with log overhangs you can crawl through or around. Climb ascends about 200 ft in the first mile then down 600 ft over the next mile to the ravine entrance. From there it’s pretty much flat until the loop. Would love to go in the summer and spend an hour or more by the water at the loop. Currents are strong though so watching the kids by the water’s edge is paramount.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful examples of old growth Cedars and Douglas Fir. Easy but relaxing trail.

hiking
11 months ago

Loved the gigantic cedars and the few vegetation signs, teaching about the local fauna. Just wish it was longer.

Thu May 30 2019

An easy stroll in a lovely setting and even saw a woodpecker en route.

hiking
Sun Feb 03 2019

Informative signs on an easy stroll through the woods.

Tue Aug 21 2018

Nice little nature walk, with several informational signs through the trail. Great for all skill levels, No elevation gain. Public parking and restrooms at beginning of trail.

Sun Jun 24 2018

Great walk with the kids. Lots of little informational posts!

hiking
Sun Jul 23 2017

easy enough for families with kids and seniors. shaded all the way (round trip). A must go place in hot summer.

hiking
Fri Oct 07 2016

Great walk to see beautiful Cedar trees and learn about the effects of forest fires. The path is well maintained with informational signs along the way. We enjoyed the trail.

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