Wilderness Peak Trail is a hiking trail in King County, Washington. It is within Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 1,595 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 245 feet. The trail ends near Wilderness Peak. There is also a bench near the end of the trail.
Wilderness Peak Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"There is no view from the summit of Wilderness Peak, but the trail up and back is still very nice. Even better, the trail is less than 20 miles from Seattle. That makes it a perfect after-work hike year-round. The mixed forest of maturing Douglas fir, red alder, mountain hemlock, western red cedar, and maples form a rich mosaic of vegetation. The interplay of sky and sunshine filtering through the many shades of green is immensely pleasing to the eye. For these reasons it’s easy to comprehend why the trails of Cougar Mountain are so popular."
--Peter Stekel, Best Hikes Near Seattle (Falcon Guides).
"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."
--Dan A. Nelson, Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region (The Mountaineers Books).
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