Cougar Mountain: Red Town Trailhead


Day Hike - Cougar Mountain: Red Town Trailhead

Come on a great hike touring the southern portion of Cougar Mountain to visit 4 waterfalls, 2 viewpoints, and 1 peak. This is actually a fun hike that is open most of the winter. You can use this to stay in shape after the snow covers up the higher elevation stuff :-)

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft
  • Pace: 1.75 to 2.25 mph

Meeting time:  will be right around sunrise at 7:45am. 

Meeting place:  Red Town Trailhead of Cougar Mountain.

Pass Required:  none.

This is actually a really nice hike on Cougar; you learn what is on most of the trails on Southern portion of Cougar.  The "goal" of this hike was to hit all 4 waterfalls on or near Cougar and we will.  We will also go to 2 viewpoints, one of which has a great view; the other is "so-so", and  1 peak, which has no view just like all the peaks in this mountain.  This is what I tell people:  Cougar is always a quirky fun hike with lots of things to visit!

***Phase 2 Hike***


Cougar Mountain: Red Town Trailhead

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
  11. Hand Sanitizer and mask
  12. Additional items via the email to be sent out to participants 1-3 days prior to the hike.
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