This is one of the best transit hikes in our region. We will begin by riding the 554 from downtown Seattle to Issaquah Transit Center, then head west through the trails of Couger Mountain and Coal Creek Park, eventually making our way to South Bellevue P&R, where we will ride the 550 back to Seattle.
This hike is about 12 mile in length and gains about 1,500 feet in elevation. This hike is has about a mile or so of sidewalk; the rest is all trail.
For those of you that have been wondering all your life just how it's possible to hike Couger Mountain by bus, this is the hike you are looking for.
Depart 2nd and Pine (bus #554) - 8:28 AM
Arrive Issaquah Transit Center and begin hike - 9:06 AM
Arrive South Bellevue P&R - ~3:00 PM
Arrive downtown Seattle - ~3:30 PM