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Cedar Creek

A native Douglas Squirrel sits on a branch nibbling a pinecone

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 and facilities 

Dog walking


Horse riding

Mountain biking

Nature observation



From Hwy 169 south, take Witte Road Southeast southward, turning right onto Southeast 254th Place into the Cedar Downs neighborhood. Turn right onto 215th Place Southeast, continuing onto Southeast 252nd Place, then turn right onto Southeast 253rd Street.

Nearby Bus Stops

Route 168, along Southeast 272nd Street


Street parking is available; please do not block driveways.


There is a trailhead on Southeast 253 Street between 212th Place Southeast and Southeast 252nd Place.