The Cedar River Trail follows an old railroad right-of-way from downtown Renton to King County's Landsburg Park, alongside the scenic Cedar River. A greenway branch of the trail (Cedar River to Green River Trail
) heads south from Whitte Road and goes another 3.75 miles to SE 276th Street, connecting through Lake Wilderness Park. The first 12.3 miles of the trail from Renton is paved, and the remainder is soft, crushed rock.
Several Parking areas are available along the trail immediately adjacent to State Route 169 (the Maple Valley Highway). Parking is also available in Landsburg west of 276th Avenue SE.