Explore the most popular trail running trails in Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

absolutely beautiful hike. im out of shape, thus the beginning was tough...but so worth it

Amazing views and challenging at times.

Nice hike, initial gain, then meanders for a bit. Huge puddle on trail, so was good time to head back. Look forward to hiking it again in the summer and getting to trailend.

A very nice easy trail system that is nicely marked. It's a nice area and will definitely keep going back.

It was a challenge, just what I was looking for.

first hike on the west coast! temperature was great. there are a few stretches of up hill battles. all in all a nice hike with a lot of scenic views throughout the woods. not much of a spot to lookout at other mountains.

hiking
19 days ago

A great trail. From the trailhead to Debbie's point is 8 miles roundtrip. A strenuous hike, and I recommend hiking poles, they will come in handy here.

This was wonderful. I liked the evergreen trees!

Really enjoy training on this trail!

hiking
25 days ago

Well maintained trail. Nicely marked and had some great viewpoints along the way. Went on a rainy cloudy day, will definitely need to go on a clear day.

Snow on ground on first half of hike, rain/hail/drops from melting snow during second half. Grab the map at the kiosk, so many trail markers and intersections. Lots of trail runners even with snow. Will go back to run trails and go to Calcutta Restaurant at Newcastle golf resort for mimosa flight and real putt putt golf with a view!

Not bad, just okay.

Well maintained easy to moderate hike. The waterfalls were nice.

Good running trail as the elevation gain is minimal for a hike but not a whole lot to see on the way. Moderate but persistent grade; there is more interesting terrain on the Anti-aircraft ridge trail and some cool logs you can jump over on your way up or down the mountain. There’s an okay view at the beginning of the trailhead of Lake Sammamish but there’s not much space to enjoy it.

Nice trail in the wilderness, very pleasant and challenging. No view at the top, only of the trees with a bench while you see nature come to life before your eyes. Enjoy

on Deceiver Trail

1 month ago

Trailhead said Jim Whitaker, not deceiver. Good hike, steep @ the beginning

Lovely winter - early spring hike. Lots of open sky on a sunny March day before the maples and alders leaf out. Busy in the first/last mile near trailhead.

hiking
1 month ago

Trail in great shape - a little old snow at top, but nothing that required special footwear. Some off-leash dogs on trail.

It’s a nice hike but not very many views! Good exercise though. Trail is in great condition.

walking
2 months ago

really nice forest trail.

First timer and it was hard to find where the trail began, but once we figured it out the lore was plenty of signs along the way. It’s like Poo Poo points little sister and the view was with it!

Good hike, worth doing, bit really not much to see other than woods... the waterfall is nice. Lots of access and short cut paths to make the hike shorter or longer.

2 months ago

I am not sure why this wouldn’t get more 5 stars. It’s appropriately rated, easy to get to, trial is nice, and there are many many smaller trails to make it more challenging or longer. I went to both waterfalls, the first set is about .5 miles from the cul de sac, and cascade waterfalls are 1.0 in but another .5 uphill to get to. Very little mud, very few hikers (2pm on a Thursday till 5pm). I had a small dog and a baby strapped to my front and was comfortable the whole time.

Well marked, relatively easy hike. Moderate traffic, saw about 15 people.

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent hike with some trail running on the easier sections. I added the Whitaker Wilderness Peak to Wilderness Creek loop that made it 8 miles and 2500 feet elevation gain. It was a good workout.

Trail is very clean an well maintained even in mid January. Beautiful growth and man made bridges along the way.

It’s actually a little longer than 6 miles but the way up it’s mostly uphill. It’s definitely worth it when you get to the top though.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice view but small view point and trees block view little

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