Day Hike - Cougar Mountain Loop


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
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,500 ft
  • Pace: 2 MPH on the flat and downhills, 1.5 on the uphills (they are not steep), no maximum

7:30 AM at the Redtown Trailhead Parking lot (if it has not reopened, I'll update this and let all participants know)


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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