Cougar Mountain: Jim Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trailhead


Day Hike - Wilderness Peak

The hike is two loops on the Wilderness Creek , Wilderness Cliffs, Wilderness Peak , Shy Bear and Deceiver Trails . We will hike to the Wilderness Peak and Long View Peak summits.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,595 ft
  • Pace: 2.00

This hike will have one carpool site at Greenlake Park and Ride , on 65th under the Freeway in Seattle. We will meet there at 7:15 am and leave for the trail head at 7:30 am . Others may wish to carpool at other sites or drive directly to the trail head. We need to be at the trail head by 8:00 am . Drive I-90 to Exit 15 , turn right on SR 900 and drive approx. 3.5 miles to the Wilderness Creek Trail head on the right.  Watch for the right turn to the trail head sign , In Blue letters , Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park , Jim Whitaker Wilderness Peak trail head .No permit is required at this trail head . 


Cougar Mountain: Jim Whittaker Wilderness Peak 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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