Wilderness Peak

Renton, Washington

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If your definition of wilderness includes remote wildlands untouched by the hands of man, this is a misnamed peak. But if you can accept that wilderness includes lands returned to a state of wildness, you’ll love this simple little Cougar Mountain hike in a natural wonderland that’s just minutes from an urban jungle. Though the trail is usually hikeable year-round (snowfall is scarce at this elevation), the route is best enjoyed in the fall through spring because mosquitoes buzz here in great numbers during the summer.
Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region

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Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

If your definition of wilderness includes remote wildlands untouched by the hands of man, this is a misnamed peak. But if you can accept that wilderness includes lands returned to a state of wildness, you’ll love this simple little Cougar Mountain hike in a natural wonderland that’s just minutes from an urban jungle.

Though the trail is usually hikeable year-round (snowfall is scarce at this elevation), the route is best enjoyed in the fall through spring because mosquitoes buzz here in great numbers during the summer.

© 2014 Dan A. Nelson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Renton
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: King County Parks and Recreation
Local Maps: Green Trails Cougar Mountain No. 203S
Driving Directions: Directions to Wilderness Peak

Recent Trail Reviews

10/1/2010
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Staying in Issaquah for a wedding and was looking for a nice, short hike close by. This trail fit the bill. It's a moderately steep, semi-loop trail through second-growth forest. It was a little foggy when we hiked it, but I suspect there aren't too many stunning views as you never leave the forest. Otherwise verdant and pretty without being spectacular. The trail connects with several other trails to make for a longer hike if desired.


3/24/2010
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nice and quiet but no real views. Good hike to do once when you just need to get out but nothing to make a destination of. It was fairly muddy in places.



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