Day Hike - Wilderness Peak Loop


Day Hike - Wilderness Peak Loop

Get warmed up for hiking on this short but sweet and steep popular trail at Cougar Mountain. Early start gets us home early.

  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,600 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 - 2.0 mph

Meet 8:00 a.m. at the Jim Whittaker Wilderness Peak trail head. No permit needed.

Trail could be muddy, wear good lugged sole boots and be prepared for rain.  Masks are required and must be worn when within 6 feet of each other or passing others on the trail.  Bring a supply of hand sanitizer.  Trekking poles are recommended.

Link to directions:,-122.0985633,14z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x549066075488e9b1:0xfad56c438d9b1fc9!8m2!3d47.5101611!4d-122.0873472


Cougar Mountain: Jim Whittaker Wilderness Peak 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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