Cougar Mountain: Red Town Trailhead


Frontcountry Trail Run - Cougar Mountain Loop

Wilderness Peak Lolipop

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.7 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,600 ft
  • Pace: 15 min / mile -- walk up hills

Red Town Trailhead

Please arrive @ 6:00PM and be ready to run @6:15PM

Note: Sunset is at 4:44 PM -- This run will be in full dark, so bring a headlamp and some sort of backup light.

Longer, but easy going trail run intended for ski tourer's getting in shape for ski season.   However all are welcome.   Route starts with a little hill, which we will walk up. Then the next mile and half are flatish so we will jog along to get nicely warmed up,  we then climb 900+ feet in a mile and a half with some rolls,  walking or jogging -- we will regroup at all trail intersections and  tops of hills.
The return portion will use the Clay hole trail  for much of the descent -- this trail is an old road, so a bit wider, so may be slightly easier to descend -- but with the goal of preseving knee cartalige, the trip leader will continue a modest pace on the descent. 

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Cougar Mountain: Red Town Trailhead

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Sturdy running shoes
  • Headlamp 
  • Spare light 
  • COVID-19 face covering.
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