Cougar Mountain: Red Town Trailhead


Frontcountry Trail Run - Coal Creek Falls

Join me for a headlamp run on Cougar Mountain! Waterfalls (in the dark) and a workout.

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft
  • Pace: 3-5mph

Meet at the Red Town Trailhead on Cougar Mountain ( Run starts at 5:30pm, so get there with enough time to put on shoes / pack / jacket, and make a porta-pit-stop if needed. I'll arrive 10-15 minutes early, so don't worry about waiting in the dark alone. 

There's a decent bit of uphill packed into this 10k (6.2mi) route. Pace will be power-hiking the ups, and running the downhills at a comfortable speed for the conditions. Be prepared for wet, muddy trails. I expect this run to take about 90 minutes, so bringing water and a snack would be a good idea. 

Gaia GPS route, traveling clockwise from trailhead 


Cougar Mountain: Red Town Trailhead

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Sturdy running shoes
  • Headlamp (incl. in 10 essentials, but PLEASE don't forget)
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