Day Hike - Cougar Mountain Loop

Moderate loop hike through picturesque Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, including stops at three spectacular viewpoints and two waterfalls, with 1125 feet elevation gain over 8.3 miles.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,125 ft

Meet at 9:30 AM at Redtown Trailhead on Lakemont Blvd SE in Bellevue.

We will hike counter clockwise from the Red Town trailhead to the De Leo Wall Viewpoint, the Far Country Viewpoint (where we have our lunch) and the Long View Peak Viewpoint, stopping at Doughty Falls and Coal Creek Falls on the return route.  Estimated time of return to the trailhead parking lot is 2:30 PM.  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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