Cougar Mountain: Jim Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trailhead


Frontcountry Trail Run - Wilderness Peak Loop

Start your day off right with a trail run! Mellow pace

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 3.7 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft
  • Pace: 3-5 mph

We will meet at the Jim Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trailhead at 6:45am. No parking pass required. Please be ready to start promptly. Bring a headlamp since dawn will be around 7:45am.

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.

Hiking uphill is fine and we'll jog downhill.

A map you can download and print out of Cougar Mountain's trail system is available here:

Want the map on your phone? Text KING COUGAR to 468311. (Message & data rates may apply.)

Please check the club's COVID-19 guidelines at before this trip.


Cougar Mountain: Jim Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trailhead

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Sturdy running shoes
  • Headlamp
  • Pack to hold extra layers, personal items
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