Explore the most popular walking 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.

We enjoyed this hike. Gorgeous terrain. Many teens and an oasis just past a residential area in Renton. Who knew!?

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.

9 days 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.

13 days 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.

5/6/2018 (Sunday) - I take two loops in the 2-hr hike. One is the upper loop of the De Leo Wall counterclockwise from View Point #2 to the peak. The other is the lower loop of Terrace Trail, East Cross Town Trail, and 144th PL SE. I am so excited to find that Cross Town is now through from end to end. The trail is in good condition. Overgrowth and obstacles are all cleared. Volunteers are still improving it. Kudos to their hard and fruitful work.

Hiked this recently on a trip to Seattle. This trail was amazing! And I loved seeing all the dogs on the trails.

walking
27 days ago

4/29/2018 (Sunday) - Out of the park's north end, a long section of old railroad has been nicely converted into a perfect trail, which is now quite popular.

trail running
28 days 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
1 month 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.

3/19/2018 (Monday) - Two-hour loop from outside the gate at the end of SE 87th St (driving from 144th PL SE). Move up counterclockwise along an unmanaged trail which connects to De Leo Wall trail, go downhill a little to the intersection with Wildside trail, then go uphill back to the top of the De Leo Wall, move down along the Terrace Trail of Newcastle City.

hiking
2 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
2 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.

hiking
2 months ago

A pleasant walk through beautiful second growth forest. Beyond the canopy an Eagle could be seen soaring in lazy circles against a background of an azure sky. While the trail is well marked with connections to other routes to enjoy

on Deceiver Trail

2 months ago

Trailhead said Jim Whitaker, not deceiver. Good hike, steep @ the beginning

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

2 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.

Nice beach trail BUT DOGS NOT ALLOWED, even on leash.

hiking
3 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.

walking
3 months ago

really nice forest trail.

3 months ago

I am not sure why this wouldn’t get more 5 stars. It’s appropriately rated, easy to get to, trial is nice, and there are many many smaller trails to make it more challenging or longer. I went to both waterfalls, the first set is about .5 miles from the cul de sac, and cascade waterfalls are 1.0 in but another .5 uphill to get to. Very little mud, very few hikers (2pm on a Thursday till 5pm). I had a small dog and a baby strapped to my front and was comfortable the whole time.

trail running
3 months ago

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

hiking
4 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
4 months ago

Nice calm trail wiith a beautiful waterfall view

4 months ago

Perfect easy trail for a wet afternoon.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail. Lots of different side trails to choose from. Far Country Falls was amazing to see

hiking
5 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
5 months ago

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

Nice trail that goes along Lake Washington.

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