De Leo Wall Trail

MODERATE 82 reviews

De Leo Wall Trail is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Newcastle, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
866 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

Poorly marked trail. Very confusing to find De Leo Wall trail. Most of the hike to De Leo Wall in Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park is easy, with a couple of tough climbing sections. The trail is suprisingly remote given its proximity to civilization and the views from De Leo Wall through the tops of madrone trees are amazing. Cougar Mountains trail system is complex and although the trails are well signed, a map isnt a bad idea.

hiking
19 days ago

There were others on the trail, but it didn't feel busy. Even though it is close to neighborhoods, it feels remote.

hiking
20 days ago

birding
26 days ago

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2 months ago

A bit shorter and not much elevation. I would consider it a easy hike. A few pretty views but not breath taking. Geocaching treasure hidden ☺️ bring a little nic nac to leave behind if you find it!

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2 months ago

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hiking
3 months ago

The view from De Leo Wall is underwhelming. But the journey itself is quite pleasant.

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hiking
4 months ago

Got to the trail head around 8:30 this morning and there were only a few cars in the parking lot. I like that you don't need any parking permit for this trail. The map was very useful for navigating all the forks in the trails. Followed to the de leo wall lookout point. Not sure if the lookout point was worth it. It was very steep to go down and you don't actually look at anything other than trees. Followed the trail down there back to the de leo wall trail. I didn't follow the loop to go back the way I came. Instead wandered longer on some of the other trails. That's the part I liked most about this area. You can go on a short walk or go longer by using connecting trails. Will probably go here again to explore other parts.

hiking
4 months ago

Quiet and peaceful with a bit of a workout. The loop was taken counterclockwise to avoid steep climbs. Taking the viewpoint #2 trail option had some issues: 1) the trail marker was broken off and left leaning on a tree about 50 yards past the trail - walk back and you'll see the trail downward;. 2) the trail down is getting overgrown and is steep and rocky / sandy / slippery - trekking poles are highly recommended for downhill safety; 3) the view is partially obscured by vegetation; 4) after the trail (you kept going after the viewpoint rather than a tough climb back up), the next trail marker would have you turn left but that takes you back clockwise - instead, just keep going straight to continue.

4 months ago

4 months ago

It felt like I was in a rainforest and as if there was no city around me! Beautiful, lush, and the birds were lovely!

trail running
4 months ago

5 months ago