Seattle is starting to show the slightest hint of spring. And with that comes our desire to get outside! Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park is one of the highlights of King County’s park system. Perfect for East-siders looking to reconnect with nature – this park is located just minutes from Bellevue, Newcastle, and Issaquah. But don’t get us wrong – it’s totally worth the trek across the bridge from Seattle too!
You’ll find a little bit of everything in this rural oasis; forests, waterfalls, meadows, cliffs, and trails for all levels. With more than 36 miles of trails that surround the mountain you can take it at your own pace – whether you’re looking for a challenge or a family-friendly hike. Horse lovers will also enjoy the 12 miles of equestrian use trails.