Wilderness Peak

A moderate, 4-mile round-trip hike with 1,200 feet of elevation gain in the Snoqualmie foothills Cougar Mountain area. Hike in second growth forest with ferns, creeks and moss covered glacial erratic boulders.

getting there

From I-90,  take Exit 15 and head south on Highway 900. In ~3 miles, look for a sign that reads "Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park/Jim Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trailhead." Turn uphill just before the sign and proceed to the Jim Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trailhead (395 ft). This trailhead is often "Wilderness Creek Trailhead" on maps and in guidebooks.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft
  • 1,600 ft
  • Green Trails Cougar Mtn No. 203S
  • see Land Manager

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Wilderness Peak

Day Hiking Trip
After Hours Conditioning Hike at a Moderate Pace
Difficulty: Moderate
Wed, Sep 25, 2019
No Prerequisites
5 participants
Registration closes Sep 23
Foothills Branch
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  • Jim Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trail
  • Wilderness Peak Loop

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