GREEN TO CEDAR RIVERS TRAIL HIKE
Maple Valley’s main trail is the Green to Cedar Rivers Trail in Renton. It connects with the Cedar River Trail and continues all the way to Lake Washington. I’m fortunate that my house is right on the trail. I have hiked, walked, or ran on this trail for 15 years. But I’ve never seen it like this. ❄️❄️❄️
I ventured out in my Sorrels and came across a couple taking selfies. I offered to take their photo and then they took mine.
WHAT TO BRING
A snowy hike will take you longer than a regular hike. The Green to Cedar River Trail, from Kent-Kangley Highway to Lake Wilderness is about 2.5 miles. Here are some things you should take: Water A snack Gloves Waterproof boots A hat A camera
If heading from the highway on the trail toward Lake Wilderness, you first cross between a couple of neighborhoods. This is my favorite yard. No s’mores today!
Leave your earbuds at home. Listen to the quiet.
And the bald eagles.
Just before the arboretum area, there’s a small trail on the left at the bottom of Lake Wilderness. Take that trail to get to the shore between the lake and The Lodge at Lake Wilderness. This side is the best place for photos.
A TRAIL FOR EVERYONE
The Green to Cedar River Trail is wide with packed dirt and gravel. Perfect for running, biking, and families with jogging strollers any time of year.
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