Cougar Mountain - Trails from AA Peak - Youth & Families

King County Parks

9:00AM - 2:00PM
Sat, Jun 04, 2011


Photo by A. Borek

Bring the kids and spend the day on trail with WTA! This special trail work party is designed for families with children ages 10 and up.

Celebrate National Trails Day with your family! This special work party is designed for families with children ages 10 and up.

Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, bordered by Lake Washington, Bellevue, Issaquah and Renton, is a mishmash of roads, trails, abandoned Army missile silos, abandoned landfills and somehow, plenty of wildlife. Cougar really do live here, and plenty of other creatures stumble across the trail from time to time. Not only is it King County's largest park, it is one of the largest wildland parks in an urban area in the United States. Amazing views can be had from higher up of the Seattle area and the beginnings of Snoqualmie Pass.

Driving directions:
From I-405, take the Coal Creek Parkway exit, one exit south of I-90. Go east on Coal Creek Parkway approximately one mile and take a left on Forest Drive SE at the stoplight. When Forest Drive ends at Lakemont (3.0 miles from I-405), turn left. At .2 miles, turn right on SE Cougar Mountain Way. Follow it as it winds uphill to 4.4 miles from I-405 and turn right on Cougar Mountain Way, (marked as Dead End). Follow it uphill to its end at a total from I-405 of 5.5 miles. The last part of the road is gravel. (Driving time from Seattle: approximately 30 minutes.)


GPS coordinates are only approximate, please always use the written driving directions when trying to find a trail head

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