Quote of the Month:

“It was November--the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds,

deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines." - L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Issaquah

Saltwater State Park 36
Parent Category: Hiking
Created: 20 July 2016

Central Peak in Squak Mountain State Park can be achieved through the Bullit Fireplace Trail and Central Peak Trail. Total length of the trail is 4.6 miles.

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Coal Creek Falls Trail
Parent Category: Hiking
Created: 18 January 2017

The Coal Creek Falls Trail is an amazing trail which can be found at Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. The park itself is located in King County, and is actually considered to be the biggest wildland park, widespread within the urban area, in the whole Washington State.  

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Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park
Parent Category: Hiking
Created: 24 August 2015

One may call it an “urban oasis” as it’s a huge park (3,115 acres of protected area) full of wildlife, located just several minutes drive from such Eastside cities as Bellevue, Newcastle and Issaquah.

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Poo Poo Point Trail 55
Parent Category: Hiking
Created: 05 June 2014

Poo Poo Point Trail is a very beautiful and family-friendly trail that provides gorgeous views from the top of the mountain. Hikers say that the most magnificent views are open on a clear day. It should be said that this destination is very popular for hang gliding and parasailing. This trail runs through green and dense forest and takes its visitors to the launching point for the parasailing.

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Redtown Meadow Trail 15
Parent Category: Hiking
Created: 09 April 2014

The Redtown Meadow Trail is one of the most visited trails in the park; it is also one of the first trails from the entrance. The trail is wide and well-maintained, good for hikers with kids, but be careful because there are lots of rocks along the trail.

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Wildside Trail - De Leo Wall Trail 17
Parent Category: Hiking
Created: 07 April 2014

The De Leo Wall Trail is considered to be one of the most beautiful, scenic and family-friendly trails in the western part of Cougar Mountain. This scenic trail on a clear day offers wonderful views of the city of Renton and Mount Rainier. The quickest way to get to the viewpoint is to take Wildside Trail and then choose either the De Leo Wall Trail or Marshall’s Hill Trail. Both routes will surely take to the De Leo viewpoint.

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Coal Creek Falls hike 15
Parent Category: Hiking
Created: 29 November 2013

Coal Creek Trail is an easy hike that will tell you a lot about the history of coal mining in this region. Visitors will encounter different interesting things from the past along the way such as coal mine shaft and a railroad cart turntables. But most of the artifacts are difficult to find and see because grass has grown over them. 

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