Wilderness Peak Loop
Updated: Oct 9, 2018
The Cougar Mountain trail system is a heavily trafficked, easily accessible trail located in King County (about 30 minutes away from Seattle). It has easy parking, maps available at the trail head, and restrooms. This trail system isn't very secluded but it's awesome for when you just can't drive to a remote location.
Distance: variable | GPS: 47.5093, -122.0904
Elevation Gain: 1200 ft | Peak: 1598 ft
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This trail system has three major trail heads and countless miles that can be covered. Many trails are under a mile but you can connect multiple paths for a decent trek. There are waterfalls, abandoned mining equipment, nature walks, and valleys.
Most of the trails are forested (not many meadows) but a few meander through some wetlands. Some portions of the park are restricted for wildlife use.
The trail system can also connect to the Coal Creek trail and Coal Creek Natural Area by crossing the street at Lakemount Blvd SE to extend your run or hike. The Coal Creek trail has an extra waterfall and several historical mining sites.