Biking Bis: Cedar River Trail segment will close for most of summer

A half-mile section of the Cedar River Trail between Renton and Maple Valley will be closed for most of the summer due so workers can conduct erosion control work.

So if you want to get in a good ride on the trail before it closes (man, that thing is ALWAYS closed), you have to get out there before July 8.

Biking Bis has the details:

If you want to ride the length of the Cedar River Trail this summer, you better do it before July 8.

More flood and erosion control work along the Cedar River this summer means another section of the Cedar River Trail near Maple Valley will be closed. This marks the fourth year in a row that a section of the trail has been put off-limits to bicyclists and other trail users.

Work begins July 8 that will close the Cedar River Trail between 16916 Renton-Maple Valley Rd. S.E., to the trail’s intersection at 201st Place Southeast. That’s roughly a section between the Southeast Jones Road overpass and Cedar River Road intersection.

Read more…

Gene also made this map of the closure area:

View Closed section of Cedar River Trail in a larger map

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7 Responses to Biking Bis: Cedar River Trail segment will close for most of summer

  1. Brian says:

    Wow, that cuts out a lot of territory for us Seattleites–I typically ride the trail out to Cedar Grove Road and either onward to May Valley/Issaquah/Hobart. I’d love to hear if anyone else has a reasonable detour.

  2. Gary says:

    If you don’t mind being “run down” you can ride the shoulder from Jones Rd, to Cedar Grove Rd., Going toward Maple Valley from Renton, get off the trail at Jones, cross at the light, ride the shoulder, cross back at the light at Cedar Grove. Looks like about a mile of nasty high speed riding…. not suitable for children.

  3. Kirk from Ballard says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice if they coned off the shoulder, posted a lower speed limit, and narrowed the traffic lanes with barriers, to accomodate cyclists during the construction? It’s just half a mile.

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