Trail of the Cedars
ElevationAscent: 25' 8 m
Descent: -36' -11 m
High: 514' 157 m
Low: 495' 151 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)
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“A great trail that crosses the Skagit River to explore an old growth forest that's felt the touch of fire.”— Julie Laney
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!
Land Manager: NPS - North Cascades National Park