Cougar Mountain: Sky Country Trailhead

Hike in the Snoqualmie foothills near Issaquah through mixed forests among glacial erratic boulders, ferns, moss and some local history. There are many options for loop and out-and-back hikes of varying distance, elevation gain, and difficulty from this trailhead in Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park.

getting there

Take Exit 13 of of I-90 onto Lakemont Blvd SE. After crossing "The Pass," turn left onto SE Cougar Mountain Way, drive for ~0.5 mile, and turn right onto 166th Way SE. Continue ~0.75 mile to the Sky Country Trailhead (1,188 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!

  • Difficulty: *Varies*
Map
  • Green Trails Cougar Mtn No. 203S
  • see Land Manager
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Anti-Aircraft Peak

Day Hiking Trip
Easy Sunday morning hike at an easy pace on a wooded Cougar Mountain trail to
Difficulty: *Varies*
Sun, Apr 18, 2021
No Prerequisites
2 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Apr 16
Tacoma Branch

GoHike Hiking Trip - 3-6 miles, <1,000 feet gain - Cougar Mountain Loop

Day Hiking Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Series
Hike by the former Nike missile launch site, a coal mine ventilation shaft and the
Difficulty: *Varies*
Tue, May 4, 2021
No Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration opens Apr 16
Foothills Branch

GoHike Hiking Trip - 2-4 miles, <500 feet gain - Cougar Mountain: Sky Country Trailhead

Avalanche Safety Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Series
Hike in the Snoqualmie foothills near Issaquah through mixed forest among glacial erratic boulders, ferns,
Difficulty: *Varies*
Mon, May 17, 2021
No Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration opens Apr 16
Foothills Branch

GoHike Hiking Trip - 2-5 miles, up to 750 feet gain - Anti-Aircraft Peak

Day Hiking Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Series
Hike a pretty 4.8 mile loop with 450 feet of elevation gain, in the Snoqualmie
Sat, Jun 5, 2021
No Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration opens May 21
Foothills Branch
Trip Reports
Titles

This is a list of titles that represent the variations of trips you can take at this route/place. This includes side trips, extensions and peak combinations. Not seeing a title that fits your trip? Log in and send us updates, images, or resources.

  • Anti-Aircraft Peak
  • Anti-Aircraft Peak—Clay Pit Peak Loop
  • Million Dollar View
  • Sky Country Trail
  • Sky County Loop
  • Sky Country-Cave Hole Loop
  • Cougar Mountain Loop
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