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Trail of the Cedars

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Trail

0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 25' 8 m
Descent: -36' -11 m
High: 514' 157 m
Low: 495' 151 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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Trail shared by Julie Laney

A great trail that crosses the Skagit River to explore an old growth forest that's felt the touch of fire.

Julie Laney

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers

Description

This lollipop trail starts across the street from the Gorge Inn in Newhalem, WA and immediately crosses over the picturesque Skagit River on a bouncy suspension bridge.

From there, the short loop takes runners through an interesting mix of cedar trees including scorched trees that have remained standing from the fire in 1922. More recently, a blaze in 2015 inflicted some damage so you can observe the forest's early stages of recovery. On the back half of the trail sits the Newhalem power station building, which is neat.

Make sure to end your run by soaking your feet under the bridge while enjoying the aquamarine currents as they go rolling by. This is a short trail, but it's definitely worth a stop!

Flora & Fauna

Lots of huge old growth cedars!!!

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