De Leo Wall Trail is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Newcastle, WA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Poorly marked trail. Very confusing to find De Leo Wall trail. Most of the hike to De Leo Wall in Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park is easy, with a couple of tough climbing sections. The trail is suprisingly remote given its proximity to civilization and the views from De Leo Wall through the tops of madrone trees are amazing. Cougar Mountains trail system is complex and although the trails are well signed, a map isnt a bad idea.
Easy. Nice lookout in the middle of the loop.
It was Real great ! It wasnt so bad at all. Great features and trails and everything.
8/6/22016 (Saturday) -- We moved up to De Leo Wall from Newcastle Highlights rather than Red Town TH, then moved counter-clockwise to the east, took Indian broadway, then Marshall's Hill as a loop. This is a cool cloudy morning with temperature at around 57F. The trail is very dry, so is the terrain as a whole in this season.
We had a fun time. The trail was was well marked and shady.
Very pleasant hike. Well maintained and well marked. Lots of opportunities to connect to other trails if you want to extend your hike. We met several other hikers and runners, but the trail wasn't crowded at all for a summer Sunday afternoon.
Great exercise close to the city, kids loved watching out for slugs on the trail, but not much scenery just heavy forest. Good hike, but better places in the area
A gentle hike that can be enjoyed by many regardless of age or fitness level. I enjoyed the community of people and dogs that shared this trail.
good workout, specially if you go down to view point and up again to trail
3/17/2016 (Thursday) - 9:45 - 11:45, sunny springtime, 44-49F. I moved up along Newcastle's Cross Town Trail. At the open view point, I could see Mt. Rainier clearly, and also the Olympic peaks. The view point is not inside the boundary of the park, so that section of trail is not well-managed, with surface dangerously inclined outward to the steep cliff. That's why I did not bring other people together. On the eastern end of the section, the trail merges to De Leo Wall. One may select to go further downhill to the east, or turn left and move upward to the highest point of De Leo Wall. I turned left and completed a loop, then moved down to my parking place along Newcastle Cross Town trail.
Hard to find the lookout
We walked up to the lookout spot, but the view was so so. I enjoyed the actual nature around the trail more than the overlook.
I think this would be a boring hike, but 4 stars as a run. The views were not very good but the trail was well maintained and compatible with trail running.
just did this trail tonight. I am not sure why a lot of people can't follow the map. trail is very well marked. Anyway. great evening hike. nice views of Ranier. I also came across a bear cub so use caution.
Another training trail close to town. This one actually has a territorial view or two to enjoy. I think this is one of the better parts of the Park.
Nice hike, well maintained, but bring a trail map as there are alot of intersecting trails on Cougar Mountain. Found the lookout and a nice finishing spot for the day. Some fun other spots along the way, the Meadow restoration and multiple bridges provided fun areas to view.
A fun hike close to metropolitan centers. most of the hike is relaxed but it picks up before De Leo Wall. Cool views are to be found at the top, the most notable being that of mt. Rainer. I did not find the trail hard to find like others have and thought it was appropriately marked.
Not clearly marked. Was very confusing. Never did find the trail I was looking for. Ended up leaving.