Shangrila, Anti-Aircraft Ridge Loop Trail

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Shangrila, Anti-Aircraft Ridge Loop Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Issaquah, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. 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
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
508 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Located in the "Issaquah Alps," Cougar Mountain showcases a variety of natural features from forests and waterfalls to meadows and cliffs. Sweeping vistas of the Cascades, Lake Sammamish, and Bellevue, Seattle and beyond can found at different points throughout the park. Rather than a single "anti-aircraft" trail, there is a group of trails and loop options that begin at the Anti-Aircraft peak trailhead, including ant-aircraft ridge.

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful hike that’s got a decent amount of flora and fauna to enjoy. Not many views from the loop however.

3 months ago

Easy hike. We took whole family, kids and family members of all ages. Views are of forest and trees thought we might see a bit more of the area. We did stick to main loop. Maybe next time we will go off main trail to see if views change.

hiking
4 months ago

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

5 months ago

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.

6 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

Great for the family or by yourself. Good views and leisurely hike. Make it more of a challenge by running it.

9 months ago

Well marked. Mostly flat.

hiking
Monday, July 17, 2017

Very well maintained and signposted trails, but doublecheck your maps at each one. We had three on us and still made a wrong turn to add a mile. Great for kids and older folks, nothing too challenging.

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Nice easy hike for young kids. Convenient to Seattle and Eastside. Easy to find and ample parking.

Monday, May 29, 2017

View is so so

walking
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Really great trail for people with kids who hate to " hike" this route is more of a nature hike

hiking
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Great trail, a little muddy but great

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

4/9/2017 (Sunday) - The trails are in good condition.

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

nice trail

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Well kept, well marked. Clean. Easy. 3 miles in about 1 hour.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

The trail is closed just after the bear ridge turn off. Was a bit disappointed, but made the best of it.

hiking
Monday, May 30, 2016

nice mild hike. Lots of path options

walking
Sunday, May 22, 2016

This is a really pretty walk but as expected, still a little muddy. We took the trail as far as we could before having to double back to the 'No name' trail. We eventually met up with the 'Surprise creek' trail and back to Shangrila. For the first 'hike' of the year, it kicked my butt. As a 240lb guy, the uphill from the park boundary up to the 'No-name trail' was the most severe incline. Probably a nice, mellow walk in June/July.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Well marked trails did the AA loop about three miles. Good workout!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

nice fast and flowy for all you runners out there, but easy grade that is really made for walking not hiking. Nothing too technical, but beautiful forest to enjoy on the fly.
And the drive in is straight bonkers and worth the trip alone.
short trails that connect make for a good day training.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

So so

trail running
Monday, January 26, 2015

Went on my first trail run here. The trails are a little muddy right now, but otherwise well maintained. This trail head has a nice parking area, and on a clear day, views of the water.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

lots of fun trails that lead into each other.. well maintained trails

hiking
Monday, August 11, 2014

This is a pretty easy trail. Grab a map at the trail head, it'll help you choose which trails you want to take and how to get back out. Good for trail running, dog friendly, as well as kid friendly. Well maintained and very little water flow during this time of year.

Monday, August 04, 2014

Not too many people. Lots of different trails to choose from. Good beginners hike. The only good view that I could find was right in front of the parking lot where the picnic area is.

hiking
Monday, June 09, 2014

Very easy hike and close to city. Quite a few narrow one person paths.

hiking
Saturday, November 16, 2013

Our third visit to CMRWP, and we're no less enamored of the park than before. Big rains overnight, and really, only a couple of spots on Shangri La west of the trailhead were tenuous. Still lovely - sad that folks are "bored" by the area - and we'll continue to explore this nice, close-in venue. The others we encounter are always friendly, and understand 'sharing' the trail.

hiking
Monday, September 09, 2013

Is a pleasant hike. Not much to speak of during the hike, a tad boring and unchallenging for myself, but the view at the top is spectacular. I enjoyed the historical stuff at the top as well. Probably a good trail for families, those who are out of shape, or looking for a relaxed walk up a mountain, but nothing to challenge your self with.

hiking
Monday, August 19, 2013

This place is close, easy to get to and seems like it is in your backyard. The hike is easy and was not very crowded the day we went. The view of Lake Sammamish was a nice payoff.

hiking
Sunday, March 31, 2013

A walk in the woods close to the eastside cities. Most of the uphill is done in the car when you drive to the AA trailhead. This is really a group of trails starting at the Anti-Aircraft peak trailhead rather than a single "Anti-Aircraft trail". Some peekaboo views of Lake Sammamish and beyond are available, including a fantastic view today of Mt. Baker. The fantastic erratic was a nice stopping point, but not exactly fantastic.

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