Cougar Mountain: Terrace Trail Trailhead

Hike from the edge of The Highlands in Newcastle one mile to Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. From there continue on to De Leo Wall or onto Marshall Hill Trail and return on the other to make a loop.

getting there

Take Exit 10 off of I-405 drive south on Coal Creek Pkwy SE. Turn left onto SE 79th St and then right onto 136 the Ave SE. Bear right onto 144th Pl SE and continue to the trailhead (530 ft), just north of SE 87th Pl.

on the trail

 Terrace Trail begins at the north east corner of The Highlands and ascends to Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park where it connects with the De Leo Wall and Marshall Hill Trails. The Wildside Trail connects the De Leo Wall and Marshall Hill Trails to make a nice loop.

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking, Trail Running, Urban Walking
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: *Varies*
  • Land Manager: City of Newcastle Parks & Trails
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
Map
  • Green Trails Cougar Mtn No. 203S
  • see Land Manager
Activities

Upcoming Activities

February Winter Conditioning Run: 6+ miles - Cougar Mountain: Terrace Trail 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 27, 2024
No Prerequisites
7 participants 1 instructor
Registration closed Feb 20
Foothills Branch
Amalija Kopac

February Winter Conditioning Run: 6+ miles - Terrace Trail & De Leo Wall

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
Thu, Feb 29, 2024
No Prerequisites
5 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes Feb 27
Foothills Branch
Christina Black

March GoHike Pacing Hikes: 2 to 4 miles, 0 to 750 feet of elevation gain - Terrace Trail & De Leo Wall

Day Hiking Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Course
GoHike Pace Hikes are low-stress hikes to help you determine where you are in terms
Difficulty: Casual
Mon, Mar 11, 2024
No Prerequisites
0 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes Mar 8
Foothills Branch
Brad Peacock
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.

  • De Leo Wall
  • De Leo Wall Loop
  • Terrace Trail
  • Terrace Trail & De Leo Wall
  • Terrace Trail & De Leo Wall Loop
  • Marshall Hill Trail
  • Terrace & Marshall Hill Trails
  • Terrace, De Leo Wall, Wildside & Marshall Hill Loop
  • Cougar Mountain Loop
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