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Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park is a regional park in King County, Washington, near the towns of Bellevue and Issaquah.

One of the bridges on the upper post of the trail has a large deadfall across it, but the bridge is still passable.

hiking
17 days ago

This is a wonderful area. It's close to the city, and you can get a decent amount of elevation gain in a short distance. Good for getting some exercise, and some peace and quiet. It's not heavily used. The trails are very well marked, and you have a lot of options for different routes.

trail running
24 days ago

Pretty view overlooking Renton and the surrounding wilderness.

1/13/2017 (Friday) -- This loop passes all of the three small seasonal "named" falls on the Cougar Mountain, and two "named" lookouts. Its length and difficulty are easy to moderate for most hikers, but it lightly used in most times. One can take the loop either clockwise or counter-clockwise, to get different feelings.

on De Leo Wall Trail

1 month ago

Peaceful, and wilderness. Love it.

hiking
1 month ago

1/13/2017 (Friday) -- Start from Sky Country at 10:15, hiking near 4 hours, 30-37F, party sunny. Loop clockwise. Some trails are covered with ice, but the trails on the souther part are dry and frozen with good traction.

Nice hike, easily marked trails, close to main road but seems like you're deep in the woods. Great workout, with switch backs. Flowing stream and little brooks/bridges to walk over. Lots of connecting trails to get lost on. I will be back for more adventures.