Cougar Mountain - Youth - Location TBD

King County Parks Department

9:00AM - 2:30PM
Sat, Sep 24, 2011


Youth having fun on Cougar Mtn!

Puget Sound Area. Bring your family out to a WTA work party for Nat'l Public Lands Day! Last winter volunteers completed a re-route on the Indian Trail, and we need your help to decommission the old section of trail. The primary task will be planting native plants on the old trail.

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 Seattle take I-90 east to I-405 south. Once on I-405, take the Coal Creek Parkway exit, one exit south of I-90. Go east/south on Coal Creek Parkway for 3.9 miles. Turn left onto SE May Valley Rd and follow for 2.2 miles. At this point turn left to stay on SE May Valley Rd for 0.1 miles. Take the first left onto SE 112th Street for 0.4 miles. SE 112th St turns slightly left and becomes 169th Ave SE. Follow 169th Ave SE for 0.7 miles. Turn right at SE Licorice Way and follow 0.3 miles. About 100 yards before 171st Ave SE you will park along the road (at a water retention pond)- look for the WTA sign board and crew leaders.


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

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