Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park

Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park is best now for its many trails - more than 36 miles of trails for hiking, and over 12 miles for equestrians.   Some unique trail destinations include

A Nike missile site left over from the Cold War
Coal mining shafts
Spectacular water falls
A restored meadow that was once a baseball field in the 1920s
A former mining town site
Mountain top view points
Large glacier boulder caves

The park is open from 8am til dusk.

Driving Directions to reach Red Town Trailhead (the most popular entry point into Cougar Mountain Park):

From I-90:
Take exit 13 and drive south up the hill on Lakemont Boulevard SE for 3.1 miles. Look for the gravel entrance to the Red Town Trailhead on the left side of the road.

From I-405:
Take exit 10 and follow Coal Creek Parkway SE 2.4 miles to the shopping center. Turn left at the light onto SE 72nd Place and then left again at Newcastle-Coal Creek Road. Follow Newcastle-Coal Creek Road for 1.9 miles. Look for the Red Town Trailhead just after the big bend on the right side of the road.

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  • Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park
  • 18201 Southeast Cougar Mountain Drive
  • Seattle, WA
  • Directions

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