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Trail of the Cedars

North Cascades > North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20
48.6760, -121.2433 Map & Directions
Length
0.3 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
0 feet
Highest Point
515 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids

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A short, self guided nature trail near Newhalem. See a wide variety of native plants and animals along this hike that is great for kids. Continue reading

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Hiking Trail of the Cedars

This short, self guided nature trail near Newhalem lets visitors see a wide variety of native plants and animals along this hike that is great for kids.

The wheelchair-friendly loop trail offers a moderate grade, benches and interpretive signs.

Start at the end of Main Street in Newhalem, after crossing the suspension bridge across the Skagit River, meandering along the nature trail and stopping at each sign that tells a story or offers good information on the plants and animals that surround you.

Visitors can touch the stringy bark and smell the fragrance of towering Western red cedars that line the trail. Don't forget to see how many trees in the area you can identify, like giant cedars, maples, paper birch, Douglas Fir, and Pacific Yew.

Your route ends at the Newhalem Powerhouse, the oldest operating building in the Skagit system.

Toilet Information

  • Toilet at trailhead

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Wheelchair Accessibility

This trail is accessed via a suspension bridge. Wheelchair users may want to have assisstance

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Trail of the Cedars

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.6760, -121.2433 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

This lollipop trail starts across the street from the Gorge Inn in Newhalem. Visitors will cross over the picturesque Skagit River on a bouncy suspension bridge to the trail on the other side. 

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Trailhead

North Cascades > North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

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