Day Hike - Cougar Mountain Loop

We’ll see 3 falls (Coal Creek, Doughty, and Far Country), 2 viewpoints (if it’s clear you’ll see Rainier from the De Leo Wall), and the prettiest trail on Cougar, the Licorice Fern Trail. Here's the route,

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,500 ft
  • Pace: 2 MPH, no max

8:00 AM at the Red Town Trailhead, google maps can find this. 

Bring traction, just in case 


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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