About the Park:
Cedar Creek Park is a 130-acre forested park with four miles of multi-use trails tucked between two housing developments, one each located within Maple Valley and Covington.
Featuring some of the county's oldest cedars, maples, Douglas-fir, and western hemlock, this forest has springs, wetlands, and the salmon bearing Jenkins Creek. It is among the healthiest wildlife habitat in the county; home to deer, mountain beaver, river otters, coyote, and sometimes elk and black bear. The wetlands are also visited by heron, osprey, red-tailed hawk, and eagles.
Park Activities: dog walking, hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, nature observation, volunteer
Location: From Hwy 169 south, take Witte Rd SE southward, turning right onto SE 254 Pl into the Cedar Downs neighborhood. Turn right onto 215 Pl SE, continuing onto SE 252 Pl, then turn right onto SE 253 St.
Nearby Bus Stops: 168along SE 272 St
Parking: Street parking; please do not block driveways
Trailhead: There is a trailhead on SE 253 St between 212 Pl SE and SE 252 Pl.
The main park site consists of 127 acres of mature forest that was previously owned by Washington State Department of Natural Resources as part of the school trust lands. The last time the property was logged was in the 1930s.