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Thursday Night Hikes

Thursday Evening Hike, 6:00 PM August 15

We have enjoyed more than twenty weeks of Thursday evening hikes with about eight weeks remaining. Come and join us as we enjoy summer evenings on the trails together.

 

What:  Cougar Mountain, Marshall Hill Loop via Terrace Trail: 4.1 miles, 850 feet elevation gain.

The Terrace Trail starts from a neighborhood in Newcastle Highlands and climbs steadily 550 feet to the start of the Marshall Hill Loop. The loop itself contains many ups and down gaining collectively another 300 feet of elevation.

 

When: We will begin promptly at 6 pm, Thursday August 15.

 

Where: Terrace Trailhead in Newcastle Highlands (14410 SE 87th St. Newcastle WA)

 

From Bellevue via I-405: Drive south and exit at Coal Creek Park Way. Drive south on Coal Creek Parkway 3.8 miles. Turn Left onto SE 91st Street and drive up the hill and turn Left onto 140th Ave SE – follow this down then up making no turns (the road will change to SE 90 St then to 144th Ave SE). Turn Right onto SE 87th Street and park along the road. Trailhead is on the other side of the gate. Please be respectful of property owners when parking in this residential area.

 

From I-90 east of Eastgate: Exit I-90 at Lakemont Blvd Exit 13. Follow Lakemont 5.2 miles to Coal Creek Parkway. Turn Left onto Coal Creek Parkway and drive 1.1 miles and turn Left onto SE 91st Street and drive up the hill and turn Left onto 140th Ave SE – follow this down then up making no turns (the road will change to SE 90 St then to 144th Ave SE). Turn Right onto SE 87th Street and park along the road. Trailhead is on the other side of the gate. Please be respectful of property owners when parking in this residential area.

 

From Renton area: Drive east on Sunset to Duvall and turn north onto Duvall which soon will turn into Coal Creek Parkway. 1.1 miles north of Sunset turn Right onto SE 91st Street and drive up the hill and turn Left onto 140th Ave SE – follow this down then up making no turns (the road will change to SE 90 St then to 144th Ave SE). Turn Right onto SE 87th Street and park along the road. Trailhead is on the other side of the gate. Please be respectful of property owners when parking in this residential area.

 

Weather: Perfect weather for hiking, let’s get after it together.

 

Bill Hepler

Earlier Event: August 8
Thurday August 8 Hike
Later Event: August 30
Labor Day Weekend Backpacking Trip