Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Renton with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

road biking
29 days ago

Good trail for easy bike ride

hiking
1 month ago

The trail hike is beautiful with dense trees/bushes with birds chirping around you (summer). The peak of Cedar Mountain is not spectacular, but you can see Mt Rainier between distant trees nicely. I read other reviews of this trail regarding mosquitos. True. I would advise bringing mosquito repent (if summertime). They are not over-whelming, but there are a few annoying ones along the trail. I tried out the trail "PRO" version for the first time and glad I used the GPS tracker on the trail map - there are many intersections, thus the tracker was extremely helpful so that I always knew exactly where I was on the map. Bottom line: nice little hike.

trail running
1 month ago

i love this trail cause i dont have to go far to get some miles in , but i wish the trees at the top werent so tall so i can see rainier..

Easy to get turned around! Thankful for the app

My golden retriever pup and I enjoyed this trail very much last weekend.

nice n relaxing trail

Did my first hike of this trail this weekend. Easy to access. need a discovery pass to park. But it was very nice. Wild Salmonberries on the path, and tons of little side areas and alternate routes to explore! When you get to the peak, it is serene and clear. Nothing too crazy or strenuous either.

2 months ago

Quick, easy hike that is fun to run! Muddy in a few spots but overall dry. Came during sunset and got a beautiful view on one side and Mt Rainier on the other. Many intersecting trails and lots of mosquitoes.

3 months ago

short. kid friendly. signage sucks but as long as you move uphill it's easy to find the peak. top view is great. we brought a few hammocks to use at the top and found ample places to hang them. trail is well manicured and maintained. this will be in our regular list.

trail running
3 months ago

The trail itself is fun to run and is good for a shorter loop. There is the usual amount of rocks and roots but nothing excessive that will slow you down until you get close to the top. The elevation gain is pretty minimal and the majority of it occurs at the very end of the trail when approaching the summit. But you get a great view of Rainer on a clear day!

However, there are a few downsides. While there are signs the trails zig zag and run into each other in confusing ways that are not well-marked. I started going the wrong way several times before doubling back. There is also a lake nearby with pretty still water and the mosquitoes were out in force, which made the view at the top a shorter stay than preferred. Finally while most of the trail was dry a few parts were pretty muddy and we did not get much rain that day.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked this trail last night 04/18/2018. Ran into a black bear about a half mile from the intersection of 148th and 216th. Stopped walking and let him figure out where he wanted to go. He jumped into the woods and we continued by where he had been making sure to be loud. One restroom only at the main trailhead.

hiking
4 months ago

Very easy “hike” on well kept trails. Lots and lots of intersections that we kept going the wrong way on, but we ran into a nice hiker who showed us how to get up to the viewpoint... this was the only part of the walk that actually felt left like a hike. We were there on a cloudy day, so didn’t get to see Mt Rainier... will def go back on a day with better visibility.

hiking
4 months ago

Great easy hike that’s fun and gives a neat view at the top. Our toddler walked most of it. A little muddy in spots but not bad.

Such an underrated hike with a huge payoff at the top. Breathtaking views of Mt Rainer.

5 months ago

Have never done the full loop but it’s within walking distance of my parents house so I try to walk parts often. Never crowded, wide, well maintained path. Surrounded by woods.

hiking
5 months ago

Fun hike. We took the pup out for a walk. Tried to catch Rainier before the sun set, but she was covered with clouds by the time we got up there. Trail was in good shape even with all the rain. Was a nice day to get outside.

trail running
6 months ago

great trail, tons of hills ! will definetly do this again

hiking
6 months ago

Great short hike with a view of Rainier at the top. Well maintained year round and good spot for some lunch on a sunny winter day

hiking
7 months ago

Nice little hike if you live in the Kent/Renton area. Nice 360 degree view at the top of Mr. Rainier and Desire Lake. It was an hour round trip for me and my kids and that included 15 minutes of hanging out at the top.

Not much to see at the top of Cedar Mountain, but the climb to the top is good cardio.

Beautiful trails, nice and quiet.

walking
8 months ago

It's a good trail that is beautiful on a sunny day.

walking
8 months ago

Good for long walks and runs.

walking
9 months ago

I went on a Sunday afternoon in fall and it was beautiful and quiet. Saw maybe five people the two hours I was there!

walking
11 months ago

Easy walk. A few hills. Nice trail

hiking
11 months ago

There is a lovely view of Mount Rainier in the distance with a forested foreground from the top of Echo Mountain

trail running
11 months ago

Pretty trail. Long and exhausting run!!

walking
Thursday, August 10, 2017

We took our 3 yr old, almost 2 year old twins, and 70 year old mother with a tender knee, and we loved this hike! The 3 yr old was able to walk the entire loop by himself even though the initial ascent was a bit steep. The 2 year olds walked most of the way except for the steeper bits. Mom made it through just fine as well! We saw Hairy Woodpeckers and heard a Pileated Woodpecker nearby. The creek was bone dry (8/6/17), but it was still really neat to walk along and see the rocks in the creek bed. Would love to do this again when the creek is in full force!

hiking
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

It's a pleasant getaway and conveniently close to town. There are a number of geocaches in the park and the top of Echo Mountain has some flat rocks to sit and relax on. The view today was obscured by the smoke from the BC fires so I am unsure if there is a rewarding view. I enjoyed myself just the same.

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