Great trail if you're looking for a hike through the forests, but not so much for vast scenic views. There is however, a pretty good spot to view Seattle from. While not a problem for the most part, be prepared to share the path with bikers and the occasional mound of horse leavings.
Decent hiking spot. Most of the trail is pretty heavily forested so if you're looking for views the entire time this isn't the one. There are several spots where the Seattle skyline can be seen from breaks in the trees. Lots vegetation along the trail and is there are some picturesque streams along the way. The trail was pretty crowded with hikers near the trailhead but fewer towards the end of the trail. Also saw a few mountain bikers and had to share the trail with some dirt bikes as well.
Lily S. on Wildcat Beyond Trail
This was my first hike in the state of Washington since I moved here. It's a good easy and beautiful trail.
I've hiked some of the trails but have never written a review so this is my first. I think the trail is a nice leisure walk through some fine second growth hemlock and cedar trees. I walked the trail counter-clock wise and it does gradually climb but nothing real serious. I met a few bicyclist and a couple other hikers but there's enough trail for everybody, meaning there was a lot of time by myself to enjoy the peace and quiet of the forest. Coming down on the other side I got a good view of the top half of Mount Rainier and a little further on, I could see Seattle. Overall, its a nice easy walk. Make sure you have your 'Discovery Pass with you to park legally in the lot. I did not have mine and took the walk anyway and I got a ticket for $99 bucks. Ouch! Have fun everyone and be safe out there.
Marcus C. on Wildcat Beyond Trail
Not so bad. Good preparation for the legs to get some familiarization with a ruck.