Posted on March 20, 2017 and last updated on July 29, 2020

Raymond Community Forest, Raymond


  • Preserve Size: 356 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 4 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy to moderate
  • Sights: view

This wonderful 356-acre preserve includes much of Pismire Mountain and its cliffs, from which you can take in the views of Rattlesnake Mountain and Crescent Lake, and the blue hills beyond. The climb up to the viewpoint is short, but a bit steep. You can find more info on this preserve at Loon Echo Land Trust.

The less steep loop on the west side Conesca Road is about .8 miles. The other side, which is steeper, offers an approximately 1.4-mile loop.

Update: My Google map is out of date as the land trust has made new trails. Have fun exploring them!

Directions: The preserve parking lot, on Conesca Road, is about .75-mile from the intersection with Raymond Hill Road. If you’re coming from the other direction, from Route 11, take Edwards Road or Freeman Road to Conesca Road. You’ll see the trail crossing (across Conesca Road) before you come to the parking lot, which is just a little ways ahead on your right.


Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!