Red Town (Cougar Mountain) Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Newcastle, WA that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
From Seattle, E on I-90 to exit 13. Right (south) on Lakemont Boulevard S.E for 3.1 miles. Left into Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Parks Red Town trailhead
Without a map it was a bit confusing (a number of separate trails to form one loop). Well maintained trail, although there was some elevation gain. A bit harder than 'easy', but nothing strenuous per se. Nice scenery, but nothing really special.
A little crowded but very nice place to hike. There is a lot of history to learn here.
it was confusing of the loop. it a maze of trails. red town then Indian trail, then quarry trail, coal creek falls, then cave hole trail. it was pretty nice with fresh gravel for the trail head, and the trails are well maintained. we even had a Bob stroller.
Very easy hike with well maintained and properly marked trails. A nice short trip through the woods.
Beautiful, well maintained.
Cougar mountain is huge and very confusing if you don't have a map. Be prepared!!!
Not really a hike pretty much flat trails lots of them tho can get lost fairly easy my favorite trail for running all flat nice and easy nothing really up hill good for kids or running lots of people tho
Good hike, took the kids (12 and 4) it was a good starter hike. Will do it again, has nice woods and connecting trails
Great spot that's not a long drive to get to. Go early because the parking lot fills up FAST. We got there around 8:30 AM, hiked for about 1.5 hours and came back to a packed parking lot with people waiting for others to leave.
Trails aren't marked super clearly, but we figured it out pretty well using Google maps on our phone. There's lots of different trails and you could do a couple different hikes and still not see the same loop twice. I really enjoyed the variation in elevation and views.