Cougar Mountain: Jim Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trailhead


Day Hike - Wilderness Peak

This is an after hours hike on Cougar mountain.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft

Meet at Tibbets Field Park and Ride at corner of Hwy 900 and Newport Way NW, Issaquah at 5:15 pm (this is the open parking lot across the street from the parking deck.  We will attempt to consolidate cars and depart Tibbets NLT 5:20 pm.  The TH is only a few miles down hwy 900 but parking is limited.

The pace will be moderate but not slow! Breaks, if needed, will be short. We will get to our destination, have a snack, chat for a moment then head back down.  


Cougar Mountain: Jim Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trailhead

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials


Hiking Poles

Water and a snack

Boots (no tennis shoes)

Due to potential for ticks, suggest wearing long pants.

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