Uphill and Downhill Running

Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Frontcountry

Uphill and Downhill Running - Cougar Mountain: Sky Country Trailhead

This field trip will focus on uphill and downhill running.

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.76 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 709 ft

    We will meet at 5:00 pm for introductions and warm-up. We will start running at 5:15 pm.

    No parking pass required. There is a portable toilet at the TH.

    This session focuses on uphill and downhill running. We will do a loop around Cougar Mountain from the Sky Country Trailhead. We'll be increasing the elevation change from Session 1, with good practice of uphill and downhill running. 


    Cougar Mountain: Sky Country Trailhead

    Required Equipment

    Required Equipment

    • Breathable technical clothing suitable for outdoor aerobic activities
    • Lightweight windshell or rainshell
    • Trail running shoes
    • Running vest or belt 
    • Water and snacks
    • Cell phone
    • Maps (paper or downloaded)
    • Headlamp (in case of an emergency)
    Trip Reports