Cougar Divide is a 8.5 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Deming, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 8.5 km Elevation Gain: 465 m Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash





wild flowers


The road to the trailhead is a bit scary but the trail is well worth the effort. Not many take this route which parallels the more popular Skyline Divide Trail to the west. There are interesting volcanic rock formations and lots of snow-melt ponds. Do not forget to bring the bug spray!

Sat Jul 21 2018

No access to the trailhead. There is a locked gate just past Nooksack Falls.

recorded Cougar Divide

Sun Sep 07 2014