Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running

Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Frontcountry

Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running - Wilderness Peak Loop

Learn and practice trail running skills at a local frontcountry trail.

  • Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft

We will meet at the Jim Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trailhead at 6:30pm. No parking pass required. Please be ready to start promptly.

DIRECTIONS FROM I-90:
Take Exit 15 and drive south on SR-900 (17th Avenue NW and then Renton-Issaquah Road SE) for 3.3 miles. Look for the trailhead sign and an asphalt driveway that goes uphill to the right.

A map you can download and print out of Cougar Mountain's trail system is available here: https://www.wildernessawareness.org/docs/Cougar-Mtn-Park-Layout.pdf 

Want the map on your phone? Text KING COUGAR to 468311. (Message & data rates may apply.)

This session focuses on navigation and staying oriented on trails.

A suggested gear list will be provided at the classroom session.

Route/Place

Wilderness Peak


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please wear layers of breathable, technical clothing suitable for outdoor aerobic activities.

  • Waterproof jacket, hat, buff, gloves, sunglasses, gaiters are recommended.
  • Trail running shoes
  • A small day pack 
  • Bring snacks and water.
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