Cougar Mountain - Big Tree Trail - Teen Work Party

King County Parks Department

9:00AM - 3:30PM
Sat, Mar 09, 2013


Peaceful woodlands on Cougar Mtn.

Puget Sound Area. Calling all youth ages 14-18 Cougar Mountain County Park is looking for some help to reroute a section of the Big Tree trail. This is one of the trails in the northeast corner of the park. This trail typifies what is essentially a small piece of wildland in an increasingly urban setting. While enjoying the woods and wildlife while working on this trail you can contemplate and thank the foresight and vision of Harvey Manning and others who helped to protect this area.

Work party specifically for teens.

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-90: Take Exit 15, Signed for WA 900 and Lake Sammamish State Park; turn south on WA 900 towards Renton for a half a mile to Newport Way NW. Turn right on Newport Way NW and go for another half mile to a white steel gate with gravel parking lot on your left. This is where we'll meet.


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

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