A short, round-trip day hike into the Waldo Lake Wilderness. This is a perfect trail for families as the trail is flat and easy to hike. In less than 2 miles you’ll enter a grove of ancient cedar trees. Some of the aged western redcedars seen today are more than 800 years old. Northwest Coast Indians used trees like these for totem poles, lodges, and canoes. In fact, the trees were also known as “canoe-cedar.” Native Americans made special war canoes by hollowing out the massive cedar trunks. They also used cedar for boxes, helmets, batons, and many other items. Modern people found many uses as well: items include fenceposts, utility poles, roof shingles, and boats. Special attractions: Old-growth forest; ancient cedar trees; wildlife.
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