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hiking
1 hour ago

Great quick, and relatively easy hike close to town. There were only a handful of us on the trail but I think that’s mostly because it’s Tuesday...it was pretty quiet once we started climbing which was nice. The last push to the top is tough but not impossible by any means. Views from the top were nice. Would definitely recommend if you don’t want to drive too far, or don’t have all day to hike.

Hiked this in the height of WA's summer. Nook trail was a steep climb and a good workout. West Tiger 3 was moderate, but the view was very underwhelming. Overall a good workout, but I would not do again. My phone recorded closer to 6 miles total.

What a surprise—2 mountain goats chowing down on the rocky cliff not far from the climbing face. On a nice day, this is a good choice for a hike close to Seattle. Sweeping views from the top but be prepared to hear I-90 traffic and see ever expanding North Bend.

hiking
5 days ago

Really nice hike with beautiful view points!

hiking
9 days ago

Always a fun little hike :)

Great view from the top! A little steep at the end, but totally worth it.

hiking
14 days ago

My husband and I did this (we're not in the best shape) and huffed and puffed on the way up but man was it worth it! Great views, lots of beautiful greenery along the way!

The last time I hiked this trail was when I was in my late 30’s/early 40’s and I haven’t been up there since, which was back in the mid 80’s. I’m 72 now and still wanting to do that hike again. Your reward for hiking to the top is the view you get when you get there. Be sure the weather report for the day of your hike is for clear weather because you will be able to see almost all of the Puget Sound and Vancouver Island, Vancouver and Victoria, BC all the big cities in Puget Sound and when you turn around you see all the snow covered peaks of the Olympic Range. The view up there is what it’s all about, so if you haven’t been there yet, you should go.

Great hike, beautiful views 8 miles round trip from upper parking lot, bring plenty of water. well maintained trail.

on Poo Poo Point Trail

22 days ago

It's a great trail. We did hike the long trail and walked back via short but difficult rocky trail. the view are amazing.

Wonderful hike with kids

Still couldn't find the Wall after two attempts; don't know what I'm actually looking for either. The walk is nice but was hoping for a destination or a view of something. Still a pleasant piece of Cougar Mountain to experience.

hiking
29 days ago

Found a drone controller on Poo Poo point trail (the flat area where you can see Mt Rainier). Please reply or DM me if this is yours with a description of the controller. Trying to make sure it finds its owner.

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This trail is shoots and ladders getting up. Starts out pretty mild but then the rest of the trip up to Lake of the Angels is a steep trek. Definitely recommend poles if you have them. The views were incredible and was a perfect fall hike. Worth every drop of sweat. Would have been great to camp out near the lake so we could have done a little more exploring around the peeks, but left for another time. We were able to do this as a day hike, but would make a perfect one night stay. Getting down was kinda rough, but it’s nice that it mellows out in the end.

hiking
1 month ago

great quick hike, great for dogs. Beautiful views from the top.

Okay hike. Kinda steep, seemed like it was longer than it was. Not a lot of room to explore at the top, but pretty Mountain View’s. I wouldn’t do this hike again.

trail running
1 month ago

Great trail for cardio... did it with the kids 7-12 yrs old... they did get tired, but the end was amazing... we got to see people para gliding.. and some beautiful views.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was beautiful! After spending a lot of time in a city lately, I was so happy to be surrounded by so many big trees. The trail is pretty steep and I was with some people who weren’t regular hikers so we weren’t able to make it all the way. Definitely a good workout! Saw a handful of other hikers along the way so not super quiet.

There's plenty of parking, a pit toilet at the trailhead, and the trail is only about 8 miles total if you start from the upper trailhead. The trail itself is incredibly well maintained and well marked and the views from the ridge were well worth the miles of switchbacks!

Beautiful hike. Absolutely gorgeous!

on Poo Poo Point Trail

hiking
1 month ago

awesome trail with beautiful view on top. definitely recommended.

My dog and I went up this trail: and it does go up. Lol

Great hike and wasn't too busy for a Sunday. Definitely watch out for horse poop on the trail.

Great hike, nice creek/waterfall and awesome views at the top!

Good little hike. Steeper at the beginning and the end. I thought the view from the top was ok...not breathtaking, but definitely very nice.

hiking
2 months ago

Watch out for bees, they were pretty feisty. Also, ran into a mama mountain goat and her baby.

hiking
2 months ago

Didn’t make it far, detoured. But was a nice hike while it lasted.

Nice hike. Went there after seeing the crowd at Rattlesnake Ledge (yikes!). This trail was somewhat busy but nothing like Rattlesnake! Only complaint is that at the top of the climb there’s only a small area for sitting & viewing & not much shade. Lots of shade on the trail though.

hiking
2 months ago

A moderate hike. Good to go with kid on back (3 year old / 30 pounds). Parts of it can be steep, but overall manageable. Some switchbacks later in the hike. Gave me a feeling of entering the Jurassic world - dunno why :)
Limited space up top for larger groupss and views are nothing fantastic, but at least something.

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