Licorice Fern Trail

A short easy hike on the south spur of Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. It ends at Indian Trail and more hiking in the park.

getting there

Take Exit 15 off of  I-90 and turn right onto 17th Ave. Continue for ~4 mile (17th Ave becomes Renton/Issaquah Road). Turn right onto SE May Valley Rd and then turn right onto SE 112th St which becomes 169th Ave SE as it curves left. The trailhead in on that curve, on your right. Park along 169th Ave.

Take Exit 10 off of I-405 onto Coal Creek Pkwy heading south. Turn left  to May Valley Rd and continue for 2.3 miles. Turn left onto SE 112th St which becomes 169th Ave SE as it curves left. The trailhead in on that curve, on your right. Park along 169th Ave. 

on the trail

At the start of the trail, there are three potential routes— a paved one to the left, a gravel one straight ahead, and a grassy one to the right. Hike straight ahead on the gravel trail. It leads north to Indian Trail.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 3.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 290 ft
  • 800 ft
Map
  • Green Trails Cougar Mtn No. 203S
  • see Land Manager
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