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Wilderness Cliffs Trail

Part of the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 1 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour

Overview :  This trail can be accessed from two different routes. The quickest route is to hike up the Squak Mountain Connector Trail from the... more »

Tips:  How to get here:

From I-90, take exit 15 and head south on Highway 900 for 3.3 miles. The trailhead marker will be on your right, see... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Last Leg up to Summit

This is the last section of the trail until you reach the trailhead marker for the Wilderness Peak Trail. From the trailhead marker you will be 100 yards from the summit of Wilderness Peak.

2. Break in the Foliage

This spot offers a rare glimpse through the forest canopy. Most of the trail is covered in thick old growth forest. This is a spot to rest and if it’s a cold day, to warm up the suns rays. On a clear day you can see part of Squak Mountain in the distance.

3. Fork in the Trail

From here you have 3 routes you can take; the Wilderness Cliffs trail, Wilderness Creek Trail, and the Squak Mountain Connector Trail. The Wilderness Cliffs trail is the most direct route up to the peak. Taking the Wilderness Creek Trail will also lead up towards the peak but will also give you many other options to continue your trek through... More

4. Wilderness Creek Trailhead

This is the connecting trailhead to the Wilderness Creek Trail. If you follow it up it will also lead you to the peak of the mountain via the Wilderness Peak Trail. This route is slightly longer than taking the Wilderness Creek Trail but does connect too many other trails within the park.

You can also take the Wilderness Creek Trail up the... More