Love the mountains? Hate driving? TOTAGO Group Hiking Events does too!
But you wanna know something cool? In Seattle you don't have to drive to get to the mountains! And to prove it TOTAGO Group Hiking Events has teamed up to arrange a 350 Seattle Transit Riders Hike.
We're going to hike the Grand Cougar Mountain Traverse. It is a 4 hour hike, with an hour bus ride in each direction.
Hope you are able to join in for some fresh air, fall colours and mountain views.
This hike is one of the best car-free getaways in the Seattle area and it has the awesome benefit of being a through hike! The route takes you along the full length of Coal Creek Canyon, all the way to its headwaters at Klondike Marsh in King County’s vast Cougar Mountain Regional Park. Along the way, you will see lush vegetation, creeks and waterfalls, and numerous relics of the extensive coal mining operations that occurred here nearly a century ago. After passing over the summit of Cougar Mountain, the route descends the steep east flanks of the mountain to Issaquah, where bus connections are good.
The route outlined here is the shortest one, but given more time and energy a hiker could make many side trips in the dense network of trails in the Cougar Mountain wilderness. But you will need a pay close attention to the map to sort out the Cougar Mountain maze of trails. The map available here has the trails depicted so have fun and don't let your battery die if you're phone is your only map!