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Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park

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Address: 18201 SE Cougar Mountain Dr, Issaquah, WA 98027
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Great walking trails

Beautiful early morning walk, we got there before the crowds and thoroughly enjoyed the trails we went on. We spent 1.5 hrs here but could have easily sent the whole day... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
fnqfamily
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Washington
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Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Beautiful early morning walk, we got there before the crowds and thoroughly enjoyed the trails we went on. We spent 1.5 hrs here but could have easily sent the whole day exploring. Trails are well maintained, not to hard. We had our young kids with us and they found them manageable.

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Seattle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Part of the Issaquah Alps - a large number of well maintained trails - most of which are all season.

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nj
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Beautiful morning walk through a magical green place that spreads open before you. You almost expect to see hobbits, fairees, and perhaps a troll wandering in the woods along with you. Use the bathroom before starting, no facilities except the great outdoors.

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Kodaikanal, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Verdant, quiet beyond measure, with an occasional ( imagined I hope) glimpse of cougar or bear, this park is a hiker's delight. The gradient never too challenging, the paths well marked, gurgling streams and a vibrant ecosystem for birders and insect lovers, this is a highly recommended activity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

In Cougar Mountain, so lush, trees with miss, ferns and mushroom abounds. Well marked trails you can pick a short trail or do longer. There was a trail run when we were there and added to the excitement. Only 30 minutes away from downtown Seattle.

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Solana Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

It was an easy (mother/daughter-teen) 35' drive from Eastlake, Seattle. Leave after morning traffic and come back before it resumes because I-5 can get quite congested during a regular work day. After you get off the W90, you are in a residential area as you wind your way up to the small parking / entrance. There are many trails, with... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

By starting your hike at different trailheads, you can experience Cougar Mountain from different perspectives. There are fewer crowds at the Anti-Aircraft Peak parking lot than at Red Town and all trails lead downhill from this location. The roundtrip to the Fantastic Erratic boulder is about 3-1/2 miles on a well maintained trail with an optional loop route.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We visited the forest recently and found it to be very average. The park is very green and well maintained, however most of the region is like that.

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

We live closely, so have hiked these trails many times. There are so many that you never get bored. Beautiful dense and tall trees, a waterfall, the deserted coal mines, a lot of elevation gain. There are maps, typically, at the front entrance. On busy days it would be good if people returned their maps when they were finished as... More 

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

it is unbeleivable that king county saved this huge area from developement. There are tons of trails to hike and bike as well as million dollar views in many areas. access is from multiple spots so parking usually can be found. unique spots like the old missle silos, mine sites, the nike missile base at the top of cougar mountain... More 

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