“This steady climb up Cougar Mountain features old mining caves and lush forest.”
— Carol Christensen
Cave · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Kids will enjoy viewing the mines along this trail. Just be sure to keep them close at hand.
The park is open 8 am to dusk.
Starting from near the Red Town Trailhead, this doubletrack trail leaves the Red Town Trail
on a slow, steady climb up Cougar Mountain. There are old mining caves in several spots along the trail. The larger of the caves are barricaded and have warning signs around them about the risk of falling or poisonous gasses coming from the ground. Be cautious with small children in these areas.
The lush forest growth gives the trail a magical quality as it traverses rocks and exposed roots. At the end of the trail, hikers can connect with several other trails within the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park trail system.