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

CHS 2 Pacing Hike - Cougar Mountain: Sky Country Trailhead

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
Test your pace on this moderate hike in Cougar Mountain Regional Park. CHS 2 Pacing
Difficulty: Easy
Sat, Mar 16, 2024
No Prerequisites
8 participants 0 instructors
Registration opens Mar 10; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch

March GoHike Pacing Hikes: 2 to 4 miles, 0 to 750 feet of elevation gain - Cougar Mountain Loop

Day Hiking Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Course
GoHike Pacing Hikes are designed to help you determine where you are in terms of
Difficulty: *Varies*
Sun, Mar 24, 2024
No Prerequisites
2 participants on waitlist 0 instructors
Registration closes Feb 29
Foothills Branch
Erin Vagley
Qualified Youth Leader

April Hikes: 2.5 - 5 miles, 250 - 1,000 feet gain - Anti-Aircraft Peak—Clay Pit Peak Loop

Day Hiking Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Course
This hike counts toward your monthly required GoHike course hike for April. - Anti-Aircraft Loop
Difficulty: *Varies*
Sat, Apr 13, 2024
No Prerequisites
6 participants 0 instructors
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
Foothills Branch
Ken Hahn

Intro to Trail Running: Frontcountry - Uphill and Downhill Running - Cougar Mountain: Sky Country Trailhead

Trail Running Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Frontcountry
This field trip will focus on uphill and downhill running.
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Tue, Apr 30, 2024
No Prerequisites
5 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Apr 28
Foothills Branch
Brian Gale

May Hikes: 3 to 5.5 miles, 300 to 1,250 feet gain - Far Country Falls

Day Hiking Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Course
Join us for a fun 5ish mile loop from the Sky Country Trailhead to the
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Sat, May 18, 2024
No Prerequisites
10 participants 0 instructors
Registration opens Apr 5; Instructor registration open now
Foothills Branch
Becca Carroll

Intro to Trail Running: Frontcountry - Running on Technical Terrain - Cougar Mountain: Sky Country 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: Easy
Sun, Jun 2, 2024
No Prerequisites
5 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes May 31
Foothills Branch
Karla Munguia

August Hikes: 4 miles to 7 miles, 600 to 2,000 feet gain - Cougar Mountain Loop

Day Hiking Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Course
Join us on our hike to Coal Creek and Doughty Falls. Along the way to
Difficulty: *Varies*
Tue, Aug 13, 2024
No Prerequisites
6 participants 0 instructors
Registration opens Jul 5; Instructor registration open now
Foothills Branch
Bonnie R
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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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