Terrace Trail

EASY 3 reviews

Terrace Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back 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, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
508 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

This is a well-maintained trail with an elevation of nearly 500 feet with a gentle switchbacks on a rather steep slope of the Cougar Mountain facing the west. The trail belongs to the City of Newcastle rather than the Cougar Mountain Regional Park, and is connected to the main trails (De Leo Wall and Marshall's) of the popular Regional Park, so it is used lightly and quiet. Its lower part features a boulder grove.

hiking
8 months ago

Great little afternoon hike that is both not to easy, but also not a walk in the park as well. We got an amazing view in, on a cloudy Tuesday, and a lot of old growth here too.

One down side is there is nowhere to park in the Highlands Community, so you end up parking in the neighborhood.

hiking
8 months ago

4/4/2017 (Tuesday) - The trail is in good condition, no mud, no fallen tree, very light traffic. From the view point to the De Leo Wall peak is steep, seems rarely used.

hiking
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

11/29/2016 (Tuesday) - After one week, I returned to this trail with Wai for a longer and more complex track to test my knees, which feel OK. The trails on Cougar Mountain seem to be in better conditions than before, especially the Red Town Trail, which has a new layer of gravels. It is a rare sunny afternoon with mild temperature. Viewpoint Trail, which is a bit dangerous, has better traction after rains, and not muddy at all.