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Didn't think about the creeks drying up when we went but was still a good hike! Ended up going a bit farther and doing around 9 miles. The trail wasn't too busy, long for younger kids but saw several families over a few hours.

Great hike but the waterfall was dried up. We'll come back in the fall and hope to see it then. Lots of bugs, so bring insect repellant!

The trailhead is very confusing and there were a number of shorter trails making up the longer loop which made for a very directionally challenged hike. Beautiful walk but easy to get lost

Hiked on a very sunny day. Not the right season if you are looking for some water. The area is completely dry. Would be a peaceful walk in the woods though.

Beautiful hike, very peaceful. No running water in the summer time though! Or at least this year.

Very quite the morning after Fourth of July. Beautiful woods to wander through. Dog loved it.

Hiked this on Mother's Day. It was a great hike. The waterfall was so pretty. Not as many people as more popular hiking spots. Definately a steady uphill for a good portion of the way. I'm a beginner with Asthma and made it. Although I did need to stop a few times for a breather. I'd hike this again. We tracked it at about 4.4 miles starting at the trailhead.

Nice hike on a sunny morning

Well maintained easy to moderate hike. The waterfalls were nice.

Loved the this park! Beautiful day and the most gorgeous waterfall over mossy green boulders. We went specifically on the Red Town Trail. Good incline on a gravel road for the first 1/2 mile or so and the fairly easy after that! Loved how this was close to home and didn’t have to travel to the mountains. Will definitely be going back!

Good hike. Not too many people this morning. However, I passed 7 dogs and only one had a leash. With all the animals on Cougar Mountain, some scared the daylights out of me if they came behind. Please leash your dogs!!

Easy to access with plenty of trail space and the terrain is not rocky. A good mix of hills and straights for a beginner like myself. If you go counter-clockwise you will have an easier time at the beginning, clockwise you’ll end with more elevation gain. The waterfall was full and is a nice stopping point. Most of the terrain is standard foliage, but there were some areas with silent, moss-covered trees that carpeted the forest in a vivid green and made it more enchanting.

Good hike, worth doing, bit really not much to see other than woods... the waterfall is nice. Lots of access and short cut paths to make the hike shorter or longer.

Easy hike, would be good for young families. Moderate to heavy traffic. With all the recent rain the waterfall was very full and beautiful, but the trail was pretty muddy in spots.

Excellent hike with some trail running on the easier sections. I added the Whitaker Wilderness Peak to Wilderness Creek loop that made it 8 miles and 2500 feet elevation gain. It was a good workout.

Went with two kids 3&8 and a dog. Had to carry the 3 year old after half way. No snow, a bit muddy in places. Moderate traffic, some runners.

Well maintained trails and a beautiful setting! Only problem is the trail heads are confusing. We pooped around several times, and while we found the swamp and the mine shaft which were great, we never found the waterfalls. Ran into a couple other hikers with the same issue, haha.

Beautiful, easy/moderate hike. Gorgeous, mossy trees, and a beautiful bridge with a dry creek bed :(
Totally dry this time of year. So close to Seattle, it's a nice little day hike.

Hiked on a Sunday evening, clockwise. Ran into a handful of hikers and one jogger. Most of the hike was pretty easy, except there were a few steep sections in the last mile or so. There is a decent view at the top. I would like to come back again to explore the falls, and maybe hike the opposite direction.

Nice trail, well groomed, enjoyed it!

9/2/2017 (Saturday) -- A hot sunny morning in a very dry season, the walk in the woods is still quite easy and pleasant. Instead of the muddy condition in most of the year, the trails are all dry, so are the creeks and falls - no water at all.

A beautiful hike for a sunny day. The trees give you just the right amount of cover so that you don't have the sun beating down on you but can still enjoy it. Some good inclines and it's great for dogs. The water falls have a beautiful eeriness to them and are excellent for breaks and photo ops.

Some parts are a steep incline but nothing unmanageable. Great place to hike with your dog.

not a lot to see.. waterfall was dried up when we went. at first we were disappointed, then we noticed we could climb up the side of the waterfall and explore.

Not easy to follow with so many trails on Cougar Mtn, but it's a great compilation of trails to make close to a 7 mile hike.

Well maintained trail, great workout, and beautiful scenery.

some mud but well maintianed. :)

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Sunday, April 09, 2017

4/9/2017 (Sunday) - Two hours' walk from Sky Country to Harvey Manning to mark the beginning of the new annual cycle after knee injury.

This was a really nice hike, wasn't wet after all the rain we've had, though there is a few small mud holes along the way - but not unbearable.
We went clockwise but FYI, the 0.5 of Quarry Trail is the steepest going up (almost 400 ft elevation gain) before the falls and another steep section on Cave Hole Trail; made this hike moderate but otherwise easy.
Overall, the first 5 miles was a quiet hike - no one around except a few runners passing by; the last couple miles, basically, saw more people hiking to the falls and surrounding area.

1/13/2017 (Friday) -- This loop passes all of the three small seasonal "named" falls on the Cougar Mountain, and two "named" lookouts. Its length and difficulty are easy to moderate for most hikers, but it lightly used in most times. One can take the loop either clockwise or counter-clockwise, to get different feelings.

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