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    Licorice Fern Trail

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    4.2 km
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    127 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Licorice Fern Trail is a 4.2 km easy hike in Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park that sees moderate traffic. This is one of the most secluded trails in the park, and it lets you dive into the lush ferns and beautiful trees that make Cougar Mountain so popular. There are some hilly sections on this trail.

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    Route Description for Licorice Fern Trail

    The Licorice Fern Trail is an easy hike with just enough undulation to keep things interesting. Lined by ferns and trees, it’s a wonderful way to get into the forest without needing to share the trail with many other people. There are lots of other hikes that can be reached via Licorice Fern Trail, so feel free to keep exploring beyond the bounds of this route.

    The trail stretches a bit north of the trailhead and about twice as far south. It roughly follows a creek southward and climbs into the trees northward. There is additional trail access where the route ends at 169th Ave SE, but there is no public parking here.

    Getting to the Licorice Fern Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Licorice Fern Trail is off SE Licorice Way.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


    • When to do


    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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