Cougar Mountain: Harvey Manning Trailhead


Day Hike - Cougar Mountain: Harvey Manning Trailhead

Enjoy a mindful outdoor experience on a leisurely hike that may help you develop more awareness or mindfulness of the present moment and connect more deeply with your body and your breath so you can encounter nature in a more meditative way.

  • *Varies*
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 570 ft
  • Pace: 1.5

Meet at the Harvey Manning Trailhead at 10:00 am.  
There are toilets at the trailhead. 

This walk will begin with some simple warm-ups to help you become more aware of how you feel in your body, followed by some guided breathing practices to help soothe and settle the mind.   

Much of the walk will be in silence and integrate elements of mindfulness, forest bathing, and meditation, which creates a powerful antidote for stress and anxiety and it's an amazing way to feel more connected and grounded with nature and within yourself.  We'll stop a few times during the walk in case there are any questions or anyone would like to share any thoughts or insights.

The pace will be slow and mindful, so there's no need to worry about keeping up with the group!   Those looking for a workout may not enjoy this walk.

After we return to the trailhead, we'll settle into a short nature meditation to fully connect with the sights, sounds, smells, sensations, and to immerse yourself in nature in a deeper way.   Then we'll come back together and share our experience as a group.   

If you've never done this practice before, you will likely experience nature in a more profound way than ever before.

You may want to bring something to sit on for the meditation. 

Those interested are welcome to join me for a picnic lunch after the hike.


Cougar Mountain: Harvey Manning Trailhead

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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