June Hikes: 3.5 to 6 miles, 400 to 1,500 feet gain - Big Tree Ridge

Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Course

June Hikes: 3.5 to 6 miles, 400 to 1,500 feet gain - Big Tree Ridge

Description: Climb through old growth forests on this steady climb to Million Dollar View Pergola. We’ll have a snack at the viewpoint overlooking Lake Sammamish. Weather permitting, we might even see Mt Baker’s snow-capped peak. This hike may count toward your monthly required GoHike course June hike.

  • *Varies*
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 - 2 mph

Big Tree Ridge Trailhead Parking Lot at 7:30am. I have a white Subaru Crosstrek will and pop the trunk. 

Link to parking here: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Rz4C9RSJoU6616bt5

From I-90 east, take exit 13 and head south on Lakemont Blvd SE and turn left to Newport Way immediately, heading southeast toward Issaquah for 1.8 miles. 0.3 miles past a roundabout, there is an entrance to the parking lot on the right. 

No parking pass required

Portalets at the trailhead and summit

This will be a stay-in-sight social group. This means you can see someone ahead and behind you.  You may want to bring a sitting pad in case the picnic tables are full at the summit.  Bring boots with good traction, poles are advised. This is not a gentle grade so come prepared for a workout. We’ll pause as needed. The trails are well maintained.


Cougar Mountain: Big Tree Ridge Trailhead

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Your leader will be sending out a Hello Hiker email in advance of the hike with details about the hike and gear.

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