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Wildside Trail

Part of the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park.
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.1 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly

Overview :  This is one of my favorite trails to run on within the Cougar Mountain Park. It has a lot to offer in the form of scenery, access to... more »

Tips:  How to get here:

From I-90 East take Exit 13 and make a right at the stop sign. Continue to follow Lakemont Blvd SE and the Red Town... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Wildside/Red Town Trail Fork

The start to the Wildside trail, veer right at the fork in the trail.

2. Wooden Stairs

These stairs lead up to the Rainbow Town/Wildside Trail intersection.

3. Rainbow Town Trailhead Marker

A quick detour down this trail will lead you to some of Cougar Mountains mining history.

4. Dual Bridges

Two short bridges that help cross a muddy area of the trail.

5. Cave in Warning Sign

With the mining history of the area, there are numerous warnings to stay on the trail due to cave-in.

6. Trail on a Foggy Day

This is a typical day on this trail, expect it to be overcast and wet through most of the year.

7. Fungi

One of the many fungi that can be seen while hiking in the park.

8. Marshall's Hill Trailhead Marker

The entrance to Marshall's Hill Trail. A large loop that will connect back to the end of the Wildside Trail via De Leo Wall Trail.

9. Forested Trail

A sunny day in winter. Sun illuminates the trail when there is no leaves on the branches.

10. De Leo Wall Trailhead Marker

This will connect you to the De Leo Wall Trail. It is a large loop that will bring you back to the Wildside Trail via the Marshall's Hill Trail.