Day Hike - Cougar Mountain: Bear Ridge Trailhead

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Day Hike - Cougar Mountain: Bear Ridge Trailhead

Winter Conditioning Hike up Bear Ridge Trail to Klondike Swamp and Anti-Aircraft Peak

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,483 ft
  • Pace: 2.5 mph

9am Bear Ridge TH. Directly across highway from house at 8324 Renton Issaquah Rd SE, Issaquah, WA 98027

The parking pullout is small and box-shaped, so we may have to double park. Also some room to park on shoulder across the street. I will try to be there early to help direct people. 

Foothills Winter Conditioning Hike. This hike is not part of a course and is open to everyone.

Hike up Bear Ridge Trail to Tibbetts Marsh and Klondike Swamp, then up Lost Beagle Trail to Anti-Aircraft Peak for view of Lake Sammamish and Mt. Baker on a clear day. Descend Shangri-La Trail to loop back to Bear Ridge Trail.

We will be at a steady pace with limited breaks. Lunch break will be when we return to the cars after the hike. Pace will be up to 2.5 mph uphill and up to 3 mph downhill.

Capping capacity at 8 participants due to limited parking at this trailhead.

Hike will go rain or shine, unless heavy/constant rain is forecasted.

Route/Place

Cougar Mountain: Bear Ridge Trailhead


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Standard hiking gear

Rain jacket, warm layers

Face mask/cover!

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