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Thurday August 8 Hike

Thursday Evening Hike, 6:00 PM August 8

Last Thursday was balmy on Cougar Mountain for a moderately challenging loop. This week we mellow our objective with a loop on Cougar Mountain from Sky Country Trailhead.

 

What:  Cougar Mountain, Coal Creek Falls Loop: 3.0 miles, 400 feet elevation gain.

 

When: We will begin promptly at 6 pm, Thursday August 8.

 

Where: Sky 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 for approximately 2 miles. The road will climb, reach a high point at Lewis Creek Park and begin 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.

 

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

 

Bill Hepler

Later Event: August 15
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