Day Hike - East Cougar Loop

This is a moderate paced after hours hike on Cougar Mountain. Exact route will be determined as we walk the trail! We depart trailhead at 4:30 pm.

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  • Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft

We will make a large (6 to 8 mile, ~1500 to 2000' elevation gain) loop on various trails on Cougar Mtn, starting at the Big Tree trailhead on Newport way.  

Bring a headlamp just in case it is dark before we exit the trail.


East Cougar 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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