Long View Peak Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Renton, WA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Part of the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. The Long View Peak Trail is a short trail that begins at the peak of the Wilderness Creek Trail. It is a very short trail that will lead you towards the Doughty Falls found a short distance away on the Deceiver Trail. Most of the elevation gain is behind you now. There is little elevation gain or loss on this trail despite the fact that you will be hiking over a peak. Once at the top of the peak you will find a horse hitch, if you rode up, and will be surrounded by large Douglas fir trees. There is not much of a view, contrary to the name of the peak, but there are a few breaks in the foliage where you can see the vast forest of the western portion of Cougar Mountain. I would suggest continuing on if you have made it this far to catch a glimpse of Doughty Falls. If you are looking for a full days hike, it is possible to hike down Deceiver Trail then onto Shy Bear Pass to make a large loop and see some great sites.