Cougar Mountain Loop is a 23.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bellevue, Washington that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length23.1 miElevation gain5,505 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsWalkingRunningForestViews
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This route is actually a combination of several trails within Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park.

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Rob Tufts
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Robert Tindell
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Hiking

Other than the residential at the beginning and end of the trail. I loved that you went all over Cougar and Squak Mountains. All the peaks! AllTrails was off on distance and elevation. 26 miles, not 21. The map was wrong too. You have to figure out a route, because in 3 places they had the trail where no trail was. It was pretty easy to find a way. They should use a recording instead of the crap they use.

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- 1 month ago

Hi Robert, thank you for the review! We have updated the map so that it starts at the Red Town Trailhead, rather than the residential area. We've also ensured that it stays along designated trails. If you still see something wrong, please e-mail us at support@alltrails.com!

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Carmen Walker
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HikingMuddy

First hike ever. Wasn’t the best thing to do after 3+ months of laziness but I DID IT! It was gorgeous and worth it.

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Kris Kidd
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Hiking

Trail was closed

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Matthew Milholland
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HikingMuddy
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David Thielen
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Alexandra Berlet
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Hiking

This trail started out in a neighborhood before eventually getting into cougar mountain. If I lived in the neighborhood it would be a good running trail, but I don’t. As far as hiking goes walking past the backside of homes in the neighborhood is a suboptimal experience to actually hiking cougar mountain. With cougar mountain trails so close to this trail I would not hike this trail again.

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Amie Pendleton-Knoll
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Running

I'd give this a 3.5 rating if I could... Ran it easily at a 11-min pace. I started at Red Town Trail parking lot, and ran about 6.5 miles East to Renton Issaquah Rd SE (Rte 900) on this loop. I couldn't figure out how to get to the Squak trails without cutting through private property, so turned around and made it a 13-mile out-and-back. There are a ton of turns on this route that I definitely would have gotten lost on were I not able to download the route in advance. Might try it again with a running buddy who can navigate better than I.

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Chen Yufeng
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First to Review

这纯粹是可以供跑步的路,可惜没有足够力气去跑,走路的话,不够时间走三个Park 了

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Nate Nelson
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Tristan Nelson
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Rick Ornelas
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Brian Goff
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Sandy Nelson
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Clifford Stocks
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Paul Robertson
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Paul Robertson
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Zoe L
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Nathan Cass
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Peter Yea
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Sonya S
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Kris Trees
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Frank Mayfield
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