Day Hike - Wilderness Peak Loop


Day Hike - Wilderness Peak Loop

Phase 2 Trip. Easy paced hike.

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  • *Varies*
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,700 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 miles per hour

We will not be car pooling due to COVID-19 precautions.  

Meet at 8:30 AM at the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park / Jim Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trailhead

Mountaineers policy is to wait up to 15 minutes after the meeting time for anyone who may be running late. Please call or text me if you will be any later or need to cancel so that we know whether to expect you.


  • This is a Phase 2 trip.
  • This trip is only open to those who live local (within 125 miles of Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park / Jim Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trailhead).
  • The trip will be updated if County guidelines change in advance of the trip.

On this 5.3 mile hike, we will travel through old growth forest, marshes and bogs. We might see some spring flowers starting to bloom, a “cave” and a water fall. We will meet at the trailhead and head up the Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trail to the summit of Wilderness Peak. As we continue on the loop, we will take a side loop at Shy Bear pass where we should be able see Doughty Falls, a small but picturesque water fall. 

No pass is needed for this hike.


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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