Lake Wilderness is a 4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Maple Valley, WA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
4.25 miles one-way from the Cedar River Trail at the north to the Burlington Railroad tracks on the south.
Urban park in a suburban area. Toxic algae plums cover the lake so you and your dog can't get near the water.
Flat and easy.
The directions take you a neighbor. need to mark it better where the trail begins. Also the map along the trail doesn't show its a loop, so we got confused and ended up heading back to car. Other than that seemed like a nice trail.
Family friendly swimming area. Plenty of space to picnic after walking the trail.
My pedometer clocked 4 miles total around the lake. 1/2 of the treck is through the neighborhood, but the houses are beautiful. Once you get to the trail, the water is tranquil. Very kid friendly and dogs friendly too.
Scenic and fun trail; very kid friendly! Geo-caches along the way.
Easy trail to do with the family.
There are ways to get right down to the lake before or after your hike
its a very very beautiful trail. VERY kid friendly
We thought the 8 mile loop would be next to the lake for the entire loop, but the main trail was only next to the lake for about 2 miles. We went off a few side trails to stay close to the water, and were pleasantly surprised to see a park there with a beach/swimming area and plenty of grass for picnicking in the summertime. There were also tennis courts, a baseball field, and big toys for kids. I would recommend Mapquesting Lake Wilderness Lodge for better directions than just clicking on the "Directions" link from this site. Those directions took us to a residential area with park access for members only.
Great trail been many many times, used also alternate route that was much longer.
Great easy trail for a walk w/the dog and/or kids, biking, or jogging. Nice view of the lake, will definitely become one of my regular trails w/the dog :)