Cougar Mountain: Harvey Manning Trailhead

Home to the Cougar Mountain Park's maintenance office, this trailhead provides access to may loop hikes of varying mileage, elevation gain, and difficult throughout the park, mostly in the northeast corner.

getting there

from I-90

Take Exit 13 of of I-90 onto Lakemont Blvd SE. After crossing "The Pass," turn left onto SE Cougar Mountain Way. Continue to the Harvey Manning Trailhead (1,430 ft).

from I-405

Take Exit 10 off of I-405 onto Coal Creek Pkwy SE. Bear left onto Forest Dr SE, turn left onto Lakemont Blvd SE, and then right onto SE Cougar Mountain Way. Continue to the Harvey Manning Trailhead (1,430 ft).

ON THE TRAIL

 The many interconnected trails in the Cougar Mountain area provide many out-and-back and loop day hikes of varying mileage, elevation gain, and difficulty. Choose your own adventure!

INFORMATION FOR LEADERS

SCHEDULING

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-stewardship related activity, please limit your group size to the recommended party size. The maximum party size is for use by stewardship trips only, and includes both participants and leaders. Group size maximums do not reflect how stewardship trips are run (in smaller groups of participants and leaders), but allow for leaders to register the activity in our system.
  • Difficulty: *Varies*
Map
  • Green Trails Cougar Mtn No. 203S
  • see Land Manager
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Intro to Fastpacking Classroom Session - Cougar Mountain: Harvey Manning Trailhead

Trail Running Lecture: Introduction to Trail Running: Fastpacking
Outdoor classroom session meet and greet, covering fastpacking gear to include a couple of our
Difficulty: *Varies*
Thu, May 9, 2024
No Prerequisites
8 participants 2 instructors
Registration opens Apr 1; Instructor registration open now
Foothills Branch
Dan Renfrow

Running on Technical Terrain - Cougar Mountain: Harvey Manning Trailhead

Trail Running Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Frontcountry
This field trip will focus on running skills for technical terrain - Running on trails
Difficulty: Moderate
Thu, May 30, 2024
No Prerequisites
4 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes May 28
Foothills Branch
Brian Gale

Classroom Session - Cougar Mountain: Harvey Manning Trailhead

Trail Running Lecture: Introduction to Trail Running: Backcountry
Outdoor classroom session meet and greet, gear demo night.
Difficulty: Easy
Thu, Jun 13, 2024
No Prerequisites
20 participants 1 instructor
Registration opens Apr 6; Instructor registration open now
Foothills Branch
John Murphy
Qualified Youth Leader
Trip Reports
Titles

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  • Anti-Aircraft Peak
  • Cougar Mountain Loop
  • Cougar Mountain Park
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