Cougar Mountain: Sky Country Trailhead


Day Hike - Cougar Mountain: Sky Country Trailhead

This is a wonderful year-round hike and perfect for getting ready for the summer hiking season. If you are a beginning hiker, this is a great choice to get oriented to trails, etc. We will link together many trails making for a variety of scenery and terrain. Plans are for lunch to be at the gondola with a view of North Bend, assuming the weather cooperates.

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  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 625 ft

The hike leader will be at the trail at 8 am. Check in will begin at 8:20 am with plans to hit the trail at 8:30 am. I would expect the hike to conclude by noon.

There is a  good size parking lot but it it is a sunny spring day the lot will fill up quickly. Members are encouraged to carpool. 

No parking fee or pass required. 

Event is being cancelled due to covid-19 pandemic and Mountaineer policy. This will be rescheduled at a later date.


The trails are typically in good shape with minimal rolling elevation up and down. I  am a brisk hiker at 3 mph pace and would expect others to keep this pace. 


Cougar Mountain: Sky Country 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
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