We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Red Town Trail

Part of the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park.
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.8 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly

Overview:  The Red Town Trail is one of the first trails you will come across when entering the park. From the information kiosk walk forward and... 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 »

Take this guide with you!

Save to mobile
Get this guide & thousands of others on your mobile phone
EveryTrail guides are created by travelers like you.
  1. 1. Download the EveryTrail app from the App Store
  2. 2. Search for the Red Town Trail guide
  3. 3. Enjoy your self-guided tour
Get the app

Points of Interest

1. Cougar Mountain Kiosk

Here is where you can pick up a paper copy of the trails map. There is also other information such as volunteering, lost items, and emergency contact numbers.

2. Red Town Trailhead Marker

This is the beginning to the Red Town Trail; follow the trail to the left to start your hike.

3. Downed Tree

In the fall and winter months, downed trees are common. Use caution when hiking the trails as the conditions can change quickly.

4. Cave Hole Trailhead Marker

This is one of the most popular trails to take as it will bring you to the Coal Creek Falls Trail. Make a left onto the trail and then take a right when the trail forks to see the waterfall.

5. Bagley Seam Trailhead Marker

This is the trailhead marker for the Bagley Seam Trail. You can make a right on this trail for a quick detour to see a coal seam.

6. Rainbow Town Trailhead Marker

This is the Rainbow Town Trailhead Marker. There is a great coal mining exhibit a short distance down the trail if you wish to make a short detour.

7. Douglas Firs

Some of the numerous trees that can be seen along the trail. They are evergreen trees so they can be viewed at any time of the year.

8. Red Town Trail

The Red Town Trail on a rainy day. The trail contains many rocks so watch your step as it does get slippery.

9. Horse Watering Hole

In the warmer months water is available to horses and pets.

10. Meadow Restoration Trailhead Marker

To the right of the Red Town Trail is a path that leads to the meadow restoration project. Follow the creek to a picket fence to see the local fauna. The best time to view the meadow is in the spring and summer months.

11. Path towards the Meadow Restoration Project

The path leads the way to the meadow restoration project.

12. Meadow Restoration Information 1

This sign gives a little history on the meadow restoration project and dedications.

13. Meadow Restoration Information 2

A sign describing the local reptiles such as frogs and lizards and how they work with nature.

14. Meadow Restoration Information 3

This information sign explains the flora in the area.

15. Creek Crossing

A short bridge over the creek. Once across you will be at the crossroads between the Red Town Trail, to the left and Indian Trail to the right.

16. Indian Trailhead Marker

This is the end of the Red Town Trail and the start to the Indian Trail.