Day Hike - Cougar Mountain: Big Tree Ridge


Day Hike - Cougar Mountain: Big Tree Ridge

Winter Conditioning Hike up Anti-Aircraft Peak from Harvey Manning Park in the Talus community

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,483 ft
  • Pace: 2.5 mph

10am Harvey Manning Park: 917 Bear Ridge Ct NW, Issaquah

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

Note we will NOT be starting at the Big Tree Ridge TH Newport Way , but instead at Harvey Manning Park in the Talus development.

We will hike various trails up past Tibbetts Marsh to Cougar Pass and then up to Anti-Aircraft Peak and its nice viewpoint of Lake Sammamish and Mt. Baker, then loop back down other trails.

We will be at a steady moderate pace with limited breaks, with the only more lengthy break being at the viewpoint of Lake Sammamish. Pace will be between 2 to 2.5 mph uphill depending on steepness, and 2.5 to 3 mph downhill.

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


Cougar Mountain: Big Tree Ridge Trailhead

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Standard hiking gear

Rain jacket, warm layers

Face mask

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