Day Hike - Cougar Mountain Loop

Experience three waterfalls, three viewpoints, fall colors and a major coal mine entry point on this exploration of historic and scenic Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park.

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  • Thu, Nov 16, 2017
  • Foothills Hiking Committee
  • Day Hiking
  • 20-30 Somethings, Families, Adults, Singles, Youth, Retired Rovers
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft

Meet at 9:30 AM at the Redtown Trailhead on Lakemont Blvd, reached from either Exit 10 on I-405 or Exit 13 on I-90.

This hike takes us through the most scenic part of the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park.  There are portapotties at the trailhead, but not on the hiking route.  No parking pass is required.


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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