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

Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Course

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

GoHike Pace Hikes are low-stress hikes to help you determine where you are in terms of gear, the pace (1.5 - 2 mph) and distance you can complete comfortably. These trips are designed to assist you in developing your goals for conditioning and hiking trips, so that you can determine what level of hikes and pace would be the best fit for you to sign up for - no pressure, no judgment!

  • Casual
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 3.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,166 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.5 mph


Meet at 4:00 pm at Cross Town Trail by Beit Tikvah Synagogue at 7935 136th Ave SE in Newcastle. Parking on street. Following introductions, description of route and current trail conditions, plan to start hiking at 4:10 pm. There are no public bathrooms at the trail head or anywhere on the route.

We will follow a mostly counter-clockwise loop for ~3 3/5 miles total distance with ~600 ft elevation gain. We will start at the Cross-Town Trail, which will include most of the elevation gain in the first mile. We then connect to Terrace Trail and continue on to the DeLeo Wall. After this, a rather short but steep ascent to the Water Tower before we head back down. Instead of reconnecting with Cross-Town, we will head all the way down Terrace Trail then take 1/2 mile walk on backroads back to the trailhead. Please bring headlamp since may finish in the dark!

For a complete description of hiking with the Mountaineers, please consult the Hiking Standards.

Gaia route:

King County Cougar Mountain map:

Full details will be soon after registration closes on Mar 8. In the interim, please contact the leader with any questions at


Cougar Mountain: Terrace Trail Trailhead

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

You will receive a Hello Hiker email from your trip leader prior to your selected hike that will provide you with details for the hike that you selected.

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