Day Hike - Cougar Mountain Loop

Destination change for Friday's hike - to a Cougar Mountain Loop hike!

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,600 ft

Meet at the Red Town Trailhead  at 9:30.  No Pass is required.


The hike will start at Red Town, and will be approximately 10 miles and maybe 1600' gain.  The route can easily be adjusted up/down based on current conditions.  NOTE: I have not hiked this route, so we'll all participate in the navigation! 

Starting at Red Town and going clockwise, the route will pass a Mine Shaft, Wilderness Peak, Doughty Falls, Far Country Falls, Coal Creek Falls, and then head back to Red Town.  This hike is mainly in the woods, passing several small waterfalls,  and should be pretty in snow .....

Microspikes and poles are 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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