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

December Winter Conditioning Runs: 4-6 miles - Cougar Mountain: Sky Country Trailhead

Trail Running Field trip: Winter Trail Running Conditioning Series
Winter Trail Running Conditioning Course runs from 4-6 miles. You will need to complete 2
Difficulty: *Varies*
Thu, Dec 7, 2023
No Prerequisites
8 participants 1 instructor
Registration opens Nov 15; Instructor registration open now
Foothills Branch
Amalija Kopac

December Winter Conditioning Runs: 4-6 miles - Anti-Aircraft Peak—Clay Pit Peak Loop

Trail Running Field trip: Winter Trail Running Conditioning Series
Winter Trail Running Conditioning Course runs from 4-6 miles. You will need to complete 2
Difficulty: Easy
Tue, Dec 19, 2023
No Prerequisites
8 participants 1 instructor
Registration opens Nov 15; Instructor registration open now
Foothills Branch
Nataliya Semez

January Winter Conditioning Runs: 5-7 miles - Cougar Mountain: Sky Country Trailhead

Trail Running Field trip: Winter Trail Running Conditioning Series
Winter Trail Running Conditioning Course runs from 5-7 miles. You will need to complete 2
Difficulty: Easy
Tue, Jan 16, 2024
No Prerequisites
8 participants 1 instructor
Registration opens Dec 15; Instructor registration open now
Foothills Branch
Nataliya Semez

February Winter Conditioning Run: 6+ miles - Cougar Mountain: Sky Country Trailhead

Trail Running Field trip: Winter Trail Running Conditioning Series
Winter Trail Running Conditioning Course runs from 6+ miles. You will need to complete 2
Difficulty: Moderate
Tue, Feb 20, 2024
No Prerequisites
8 participants 1 instructor
Registration opens Jan 15; Instructor registration open now
Foothills Branch
Nataliya Semez
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
  • Cougar Mountain Loop
  • De Leo Wall
  • Doughty Falls
  • Far Country Falls
  • Long View Peak
  • Million Dollar View
  • Sky Country-Cave Hole Loop
  • Sky Country Loop
  • Sky Country Trail
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