Red Town (Cougar Mountain) Trail

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Red Town (Cougar Mountain) Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Newcastle, Washington that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
593 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

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

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Beautiful, great morning or afternoon hike!

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trail running
13 days ago

this is actually 5.2 miles round trip! perfect trails and sights too see

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28 days ago

This is a nice introduction to trails starting at the Red Town trail head. Taking the loop clockwise using the cave hole trail is easiest since it climbs for the first half. Coal creek falls were nice. No bugs and no mud today even with light rain. The red town trail return loop is more like a single lane gravel road and not that interesting.

hiking
29 days ago

My brother and I went to this trail last month after days of rain. It was muddy but it was manageable. It felt like a walk in the park compared to my other hikes. There are lots of creeks, fallen trees, and you get to see a waterfall. Would definitely come back for light hikes.