Shangri La is appropriately named. This is a gorgeous trail accessible from Harvey Manning (formerly Anti-Aircraft) trailhead on Cougar Mountain. Enjoy wildflowers, as well as the notable "Fantastic Erratic" glacier boulder. On clear days, views of the Olympics and much closer-in Tiger Mountain grace hikers' field of vision.
Map & Directions
From I-90, take Exit 13 and drive south on Lakemont Blvd SE for 2.5 miles. Turn left onto SE Cougar Mountain Way, and follow the double yellow line around to the left as it becomes 168th Pl SE and around to the right to as it becomes SE 60th St. Turn off of 60th Street uphill onto SE Cougar Mountain Drive, a dead end road. The road will change to gravel - at the end is the trailhead.