Cougar Mountain: Sky Country Trailhead


Day Hike - Cougar Mountain: Sky Country Trailhead

Kick off the weekend with an after-work loop around Cougar Mountain with stops at Million Dollar View and Coal Creek Falls.

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  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 840 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,460 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

Time:  Meet at the trailhead at 4:30pm geared up and ready to hike. Following brief introductions we will hit the trail.  There are restrooms in the parking lot.

Parking Pass:  No parking pass is required.  

Trailhead Directions:

From I-90, take Exit 13 and drive south on Lakemont Blvd SE for 2.5 miles. Turn left on SE Cougar Mountain Way and then right on 166th Way SE. Follow 166th Way SE just under a mile to the end. On the right is the Sky Country Trailhead parking lot.

This loop strings together portions of a number of different trails and will include brief stops at Million Dollar View and Coal Creek Falls. We will likely be finishing near dusk, so please remember to bring a headlamp (and check your batteries). 

A map of our route can be found here:  Anti-Aircraft Peak / Coal Creek Falls Loop

 We will be aiming for a pace of 2.0 mph but will ultimately stay together as a group.


Cougar Mountain: Sky Country Trailhead

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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