Cougar Mountain: Jim Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trailhead


Frontcountry Trail Run - Cougar Mountain Loop

Start your day off right with a trail run through Cougar Mountain. One longer hill to start then rolling hills.

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  • *Varies*
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,850 ft
  • Pace: 3-5 mph

6:30am at the Jim Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trailhead. No parking pass required. Please be ready to start promptly.  

Take Exit 15 and drive south on SR-900 (17th Avenue NW and then Renton-Issaquah Road SE) for 3.3 miles. Look for the trailhead sign and an asphalt driveway that goes uphill to the right.

Note: Morning commuter traffic can be heavy on this road so when we are done you may need extra time to drive to your next destination!


Cougar Mountain: Jim Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trailhead

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Sturdy running shoes
  • Pack to carry your equipment, water, snacks, personal items, etc.
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