Frontcountry Trail Run - Wildside Trail—De Leo Wall


Frontcountry Trail Run - Wildside Trail—De Leo Wall

Interested in an after work adventure? Join us (including a fabulous pup named Leo) for what will be a lovely Tuesday evening run on Cougar!

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  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi

Meeting Location: the Red Town Trailhead, which is also indicated on the map above. If you don't spot me and/or Nat in the parking lot, we'll meet you by the sign at the trailhead, where we can borrow some maps (if wanted) and discuss the route!

Departure Objective: shoes and battlefaces on, safety talk and initial trail assessment accomplished, and feet to trail by 6:30.

As this is posted fairly last minute, please note the length of the description! Some good stuff in there. ;)


  1. - Build community and enjoy getting outside during springtime in the PNW.
  2. - Our aim is to complete an approximate four mile loop, keeping an eye on the time and conditions. (I'm approximating a 1-1.5 hour run.) We'll be adjusting the run, as needed to account for terrain, conditions, and how everyone is doing.
  3. - Be safe'ish-prepare for mud! 


I'm expecting a pace range between 11-15 minutes/mile. The terrain should be fairly gentle and rolling with multiple route options. It should be easy to adjust to accommodate all!


This area of Cougar Mountain is an lovely mix of everything from a few gravel roads to single track and heavily wooded areas to several graveled tracks. Expect elevation gains varying from 500-1000 feet elevation gain depending on the distance/pace we choose. Expect a lovely evening with at least a stop or two to check out the evening's sights, read some historic signs, and water the pooch.

Link to the King Country Trail map:


Weather looks like it's going to be sunny and around 64 degrees tomorrow. Perhaps a spring day?



Cougar Mountain: Red Town Trailhead

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Sturdy running shoes
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