The Panther Lake Trail is a beautiful, scenic trail located in Federal Way, WA. The trail is approximately 3 miles long and is perfect for a leisurely stroll or a vigorous hike. The trailhead is located at the south end of the Panther Lake parking lot and offers plenty of parking for trail users. More can be found here.
The Panther Lake Trail winds its way through a mixed forest of Douglas fir, western hemlock, and western red cedar. The forest floor is blanketed with a variety of mosses, ferns, and wildflowers. Several streams and small waterfalls can be seen along the trail. The forest provides ample shade and filters out much of the noise from the surrounding city, making it a perfect place to relax and enjoy nature. The trail provides stunning views of Panther Lake, as well as views of Mt. Rainier on a clear day. The trail ends at the north end of the Panther Lake parking lot, where there is a small beach area perfect for a picnic or a dip in the lake. Click here to read about Lake Killarney Open Space Park in Federal Way, WA.
Whether you are looking for a peaceful stroll or a challenging hike, the Panther Lake Trail is sure to please you. So grab your hiking shoes and head on out to explore this beautiful trail.