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Cedar River    Landsburg bridge to Maplewood Roadside Park™ ©
Class II
Avg Gradient 39 fpm
Play Rating (1-10): 4
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Put In Longitude : -121.97187 Putin
Put In Latitude : 47.3748474
Take Out Longitude : -122.17878 Take Out
Take Out Latitude : 47.4758072
County : King Shuttle
   Gauge Information (Professor Paddle updated levels from CEDAR RIVER BELOW DIVERSION N at 7/15/2020 3:18:34 PM)
Gauge Forecast Height Current Flow Authority Physical Update
CEDAR RIVER BELOW DIVERSION N NWRFC | FC Page 3.18  264 cfs  USGS - NWIS 07-15-2020 15:00:00
Minimum Recomended Level:  350 cfs     Maximum Recomended Level:  1500 cfs 


The Putin has a gravel parking area on the opposite side of the road that is used for parking.

  Putin Details

To Reach the Putin, drive out to the Issaquah Hobart Rd. Until you pass the town of hobart. Roughly 2 miles after you have passed hobart you will reach a bridge over the cedar river. There is a park and a slalom course at the put in. Parking is recommended on the other side of road in the Gravel Lot.

  Takeout Details

Some people take out at the Maple Valley Bridge Crossing of HWY 18. Other Take Outs are seen along HWY 169 which runs along the Cedar. After the Second Jones road bridge, there is a substanial Log Jam which should be avoided. There is not much after this bridge before Lake Washington, and most do not paddle past this point.

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Features on this run

Feature Name Class
White Trash Wave II+
Sockeye Sinker II
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  Fun Facts

At the Put In there is a slalom course where training and compitetions are held each year. Great run to see peoples homes and local party spots where kids have trashed the river :(

   Run Description [Season: Fall, Winter, Spring]

The Cedar is a fun after work run that is prone to collecting wood at the top. Further downstream there is a surprisingly beautiful little canyon. This is a great place to take beginners, yet always watch out for wood. There are several places to work on whitewater fundementals such as eddies and very small basic rapids. In addition, there are a couple great spots for beginners to learn to surf small waves. At the lower range of flows, the rapids become quite shallow and thus are less friendly to flip-prone beginning paddlers.

For squirt boaters this river is a blessing. Why? First because it is close to town. Making a huge trip just to get some sinking in makes it hard to hone your skills. Luckily this river has several spots where you can get your sink on without a long drive. For many it is on the way to work. Although the sink spots are not epic in nature they will offer up some downtime and more importantly a close locale for learning.

** Salmon Runs in the Fall can get a be fun in the early run but late season it will get stinky due to dead fish on the banks. **


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