• Rainier Beach Community Center (map)
  • 8825 Rainier Ave S
  • Seattle, WA 98118
  • United States

Meeting at the Rainier Beach Community Center @ 7:30am. Directions to the trailhead are below.

Roundtrip Distance: 11.0 miles

Elevation Gain: 300 ft.

From Seattle, proceed east on I-90. Take exit 32, making a right on 434th Ave, which becomes Cedar Falls Road SE. Pass the Rattlesnake Lake parking area, coming to the entrance and parking area for Iron Horse State Park 3.0 miles from exit 32. The entrance will be on your left. There are 63 parking spots and a bathroom at the trailhead.


From the Iron Horse State Park parking area, find the signs for Iron Horse State Park, which will lead you to the broad state-crossing track. When you reach a sign indicating mileages to destinations including Twin Falls and McClellan Butte, you have reached the trail. Make a left to head east. The trail is lined by bigleaf maple, alder, western hemlock, Douglas fir, salmonberry, and thimbleberry.