Day Hike - Cougar Mountain Loop

WINTER CONDITIONING HIKE OPEN TO ALL MOUNTAINEERS MEMBERS! Explore history, while hiking a moderate counterclockwise loop through the most scenic part of picturesque Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, including stops at three viewpoints and three waterfalls, for a delightful wilderness experience within the urban area.

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  • Thu, Mar 30, 2017
  • Foothills Hiking Committee
  • Day Hiking
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Retired Rovers, Youth, Adults
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,125 ft

Meet at 9:30 AM at the Redtown trailhead parking lot on Lakemont Blvd SE in Bellevue.

Our hiking tour will take us past the historic Ford Slope mine entrance, the De Leo Wall Viewpoint, Far Country Falls, Far Country Viewpoint (our lunch stop), Long View Peak Viewpoint, Doughty Falls and Coal Creek Falls.  No parking pass is required at the trailhead parking lot.  There are portapotties at the trailhead and opportunities for party separations throughout the hiking route.   We should be back to the cars between 2 and 3 PM, depending on the hiking speed of the group.


Cougar Mountain Loop

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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