Approximately 3 hours.
What to bring: Dress for all weather possibilities, bring hiking stick if you have one, and bring raingear and boots with good tread as the trails will be slick – we will hike rain or shine. Water bottle, trail mix, and/or sandwich.
The trail cuts through a lowland forest and up the south side of Cougar Mountain. We should see small wildlife, birds, wildflowers, and forests. The trail is often quiet and fairly free of other hikers. We’ll learn more about this protected park just a short distance from our King County cities and developments. Come get familiar with the great hiking available in your Cougar Mountain King County Park!
We will hike a loop of about 4 miles with a total elevation gain of a bit less than 1,000 feet.
RSVP in advance required. Carpools encouraged, we can help you to find out who is coming from the same general area as you.
(Description updated Apr 4. We will hike in an area near but not in the state park, so Discover Pass not required.)