hiking
5 days ago

Fun hike. We took the pup out for a walk. Tried to catch Rainier before the sun set, but she was covered with clouds by the time we got up there. Trail was in good shape even with all the rain. Was a nice day to get outside.

hiking
27 days ago

Great short hike with a view of Rainier at the top. Well maintained year round and good spot for some lunch on a sunny winter day

hiking
1 month ago

Nice little hike if you live in the Kent/Renton area. Nice 360 degree view at the top of Mr. Rainier and Desire Lake. It was an hour round trip for me and my kids and that included 15 minutes of hanging out at the top.

Not much to see at the top of Cedar Mountain, but the climb to the top is good cardio.

Beautiful trails, nice and quiet.

walking
3 months ago

I went on a Sunday afternoon in fall and it was beautiful and quiet. Saw maybe five people the two hours I was there!

hiking
5 months ago

There is a lovely view of Mount Rainier in the distance with a forested foreground from the top of Echo Mountain

hiking
6 months ago

It's a pleasant getaway and conveniently close to town. There are a number of geocaches in the park and the top of Echo Mountain has some flat rocks to sit and relax on. The view today was obscured by the smoke from the BC fires so I am unsure if there is a rewarding view. I enjoyed myself just the same.

Really lovely easy trail

mountain biking
7 months ago

New Shady Lake Trail (branch) extends newly named "3 Lakes Loop Trail". The new 1/2 mile trail is now mostly gravel and includes 3 wood bridges. The Shady Lake Trail adds another entrance to the Spring Lake - Lake Desire County Park, and the Trail system which includes the Echo Mountain Trail.

trail running
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

7/1/2017 (Saturday) - Maps are available at the main parking lot or the part's gate. The park is called "Spring Lake / Lake Desire Park", managed by King County. Being different from AllTrails' map, "Otter Lake" is now called "Spring Lake", and "Cedar Mountain" is now called "Echo Peak" by the park of King County. Trails are numerous, though short, and mostly well-maintained, with new path signs, and are not displayed by AllTrails' map (but all displayed correctly on OCM). The part is very lightly used, and the main parking lot's capacity is very limited, maybe, 4-6 cars at most. The woods in this part are pleasant, but the path leading to Lake Desire ends at a dirty and narrow lakeside opening, which is the biggest downside. In clear days, one should be able to see Mt Rainier at the top of Echo Peak, but we can't see anything in the cloudy day.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike to take the kids on

hiking
10 months ago

Great for a quick, close get away. Lower trail a little muddy so wear good shoes.

hiking
10 months ago

fun hike, lots of trails, and it's really close by. I did find something disturbing off one of the trails. an old ammo box buried under a fallen log. inside was some army men, a few random toys, and a notebook with the hand writing of an adult dated 2010. very creepy for sure

hiking
11 months ago

easy to moderate trail with several options!

Monday, July 18, 2016

The trail was enjoyable and at the end of the trail you get to the shore of the lake blocked off by a gigantic tree and that's the end ..the view is spectacular but the downside is that not a lot of room there so if more than 2 people would feel crowded; it's just a small opening in the woods to see the lake.

walking
Sunday, May 01, 2016

okay, it's actually called Spring Lake/Lake Desire Park

Sunday, March 27, 2016

great for runs, lots of trails to change it up. kids enjoy it also.

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