Best trails in Cougar

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Looking for a great trail near Cougar, Washington? AllTrails has 31 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Battle Ground Lake State Park or Starvation Creek State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Moulton Falls Park or Yacolt Burn State Forest. Ready for some activity? There are 13 moderate trails in Cougar ranging from 0.6 to 25.9 miles and from 1,358 to 5,216 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Mount Saint Helens Summit via Ptarmigan Trail
Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 6 h 24 m
A summit/climbing pass is required above the timberline, so get one and get your slog on! In the summer, this is a nice and tough hike. In the winter, it can be turned into a snowshoe/climbing route.Show more
#2 - Lewis River Falls Trail
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
As of June 01, 2020, users have reported that the lower falls parking area is closed, but you might be able to find parking at the upper falls (just an extra 5-10 min down the road). Please check condShow more
#3 - Mount Saint Helens via Worm Flows Trail
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 7 h 41 m
The Worm Flows Climbing Route, from Marble Mountain Snow-Park, is the most direct route to the summit of Mount St. Helens during the winter season. Ice axe, crampons, and avalanche awareness are recoShow more
#4 - Ape Canyon Trail
Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 5 h 16 m
NOTE: As of June 01, 2020, it has been reported that the road to the trailhead FR-83 is closed via gate at Marble Mtn Snow Park. This is an incredible trail. Safe to say there is nothing quite like tShow more
#5 - June Lake Trail
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
June Lake Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cougar, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optionsShow more
#6 - Loowit Falls Trail
Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 3 m
The first part is a walk along a forest road (closed to the public) to the actual trail. It is worth taking a stop at the recording station just a little way in to read the plaque and appreciate the vShow more
#7 - Loowit Loop Trail
Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument
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Length: 26.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
Loowit Loop Trail is a 26.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cougar, Washington that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number Show more
#8 - Windy Ridge and Plains of Abraham Loop
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
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Length: 12.2 mi • Est. 6 h 22 m
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE: Forest Road 99 to Windy Ridge remains closed, with an opening date of June 29. Please call park to confirm which roads are currently open or closed as they change often.Show more
#9 - Lava Canyon Suspension Bridge
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 40 m
Note: The suspension bridge is CLOSED for the 2020 season due to cable damage. The lower trail beyond the bridge is CLOSED for maintenance. The trail can still be done as an out and back (as shown herShow more
#10 - Butte Camp Trail
Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 4 h 1 m
Butte Camp Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cougar, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of actiShow more
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