Big Tree Ridge Trail is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Issaquah, WA that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and trail running.
This section of trail is one of the best workout routes on Cougar Mountain. It is lightly used. A small unofficial parking place on the side of Newport Way main be used by about half a dozen cars. The trail condition is good, and grading is not gentle. On the top, the trail is connected to a well-known "broadway" - Shangri-La Trail, and then to the Anti-Aircraft Peak, where there is a "Million Dollar View" looking to half of the Sammamish Lake. If weather is fine, one may even see Mt Baker's snow-covered top.
6/10/2016 (Friday) -- 9:00 - 1:00, with Wai, 6 miles from point-to-point from Big Tree Ridge to Red Town, 55-64F, partly sunny, comfortable weather, great trail condition, light traffic, good workout. Lunch at Sky Country for 20 minutes. Up to AA Peak from Big Tree Ridge trailhead for 1.5 hours. Big Tree Ridge section is in better condition than last year (Aug/Sep). Go to Red Town from Sky Country via Military Trail.