Lakemont Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cougar Hills, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This trail features a woody ravine and a ridge with views over the roofs of some houses on its upper section. It links two parks (Lakemont Park and Lewis Creek Park) in the area at the southern part of Bellevue City, WA. Actually, the creek flowing in the Lakemont Park is Lewis Creek, and this makes the names of the two parks confusing. One can also walk a smaller loop just on the two sides of Lewis Creek from Lakemont Park.
1/14/2017 (Saturday) -- A chilly but sunny winter afternoon (39-41F). Four people of us took a loop clockwise from the upper trail of the creek. The trail is in good condition, not muddy nor slippery. The view of the snow-capped Cascade mountains is awesome.
6/19/2016 (Sunday) -- A nice trail system on the eastern side of Lakemont Blvd, Bellevue, linking two parks (Lewis Creek Park, Lakemont Community Park), multiple named trails: Lewis Creek trail, Peggy's Trail, Lakemont trail. One may take a loop of 4.2 miles in about 2 hours with an elevation gain of some 700+ ft. The section above Lewis Creek to Peggy's Trail is quite steep. Very light traffic.