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Thursday Evening Hike

We had a sizeable turnout last Thursday (23) amid superb trail and pleasant conditions.

This week we move clockwise around Cougar Mountain to a loop from the Sky Country trailhead in the Lakemont area.

WhatCougar Mountain, Coyote Creek – Cougar Pass Loop: 3.3 miles, 300 feet elevation gain.

When: We will begin promptly at 6 pm, Thursday March 28.

  WhereSky Country Trailhead (0.25 mile past 7100 166th Way SE, Bellevue)

From I-90: take the Lakemont Exit (#13) and drive south up Lakemont Blvd. SE approximately 2 miles. The road reaches a high point at Lewis Creek Park and begins descending. Shortly after Lakemont Blvd begins to descend turn LEFT (east) on SE Cougar Mountain Way. Follow for 0.6 mile and turn RIGHT onto 166th Way SE. Follow this all the way into Cougar Mountain Park and a right turn into the trailhead.

 

From I-405: take Exit #10 (less than a mile south of I-90). Drive east on Coal Creek Parkway. In 1 mile turn LEFT onto Forest Drive SE. In 2.1 miles turn LEFT onto Lakemont Blvd. SE. then turn RIGHT in about 0.1 mile (the next right) onto SE Cougar Mountain Way. Follow for 0.6 mile and turn RIGHT onto 166th Way SE. Follow this all the way into Cougar Mountain Park and a right turn into the trailhead.

 

From Renton area: take Hwy 900 east and turn LEFT onto Duvall Rd which becomes Coal Creek Parkway. 2.2 miles from Hwy 900 turn RIGHT onto 133rd Ave SE/Newcastle Golf Club Rd. Follow for 2.9 miles – the road will pass Red Town Trailhead and climb – 2.9 miles from Coal Creek Parkway turn RIGHT onto SE Cougar Mountain Way. Follow for 0.6 mile and turn RIGHT onto 166th Way SE. Follow this all the way into Cougar Mountain Park and a right turn into the trailhead.

 WeatherA 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.

  Facebook Group. Follow us on and off the trails on our Koinonia Adventures Facebook group where we will post all hike details, photos, etc .https://www.facebook.com/groups/1542104669421188/

  Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! –Ps 118:29

 Bill Hepler

Koinonia Adventures

206-660-9906

Earlier Event: March 16
Men's Breakfast March 16
Later Event: April 4
Thursday Night Hike