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Wilderness Peak Trail

Part of the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park.
Rating: 3 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.4 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly

Overview :  This is the highest point within the Cougar Mountain Park. To get here you can take either the Wilderness Creek Trail or 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. Trailhead

This is the start to the Wilderness Peak Trail from the Shy Bear Pass. This area can be confusing as several trails intersect in the area. Stay north and follow the signs, the trail are a short 5 minutes to the top.

2. Giant Ferns

On your way up to the peak you will be surrounded by giant ferns. The trail is set in a small ravine adding to the sense of being dwarfed by the surrounding ferns.

3. Trailhead Marker to the Peak

After your hike up the steep incline to this point, you will be rewarded with a short easy stroll up to the peak of the mountain. In just 100 meters your will reach the summit.

This is also the junction point for your return trip. You can either hike down Wilderness Cliffs Trial or Wilderness Creek Trail; both paths will lead you back down the... More

4. A Place to Rest

At the top of Wilderness Peak you will find a giant wooden seat to rest on. This peak does not offer any views as it is covered by large Douglas fir trees.

Once you have taken your pictures and rested up, don't forget to sign the log book to show that you have made it the pinnacle. There are several log books located on the tree across from the ... More