Running southeast from Renton, this straight shot from busy city to quiet countryside is perfect for putting in a few miles after work. It follows the Cedar River for about a dozen paved and then five gravel miles, going from the shores of Lake Washington to those of the Cedar River Watershed, where Seattle’s drinking water is sourced.
Watch For Cedar River Trail Park, a multiuse community space that’s ideally placed for a recovery break.
Getting There Take Exit 2 off of I-405 and follow Rainier Ave north. Turn right onto Airport Way S, then left onto N 6th St and follow it to the trailhead in Cedar River Trail Park.
Distance from downtown 20 minutes
Permits and Passes None