Apr
20
9:30 AM09:30

Wilderness Creek trail to Coal Creek Falls Hike - Moderate, 6 miles, 1300 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace, Cornelia Remy

Cougar's Coal Creek Falls Trail recently had some work done to it. lets see how the trail is holding up.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Moderate, 6 miles, 1300 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace

Usually not difficult for regular hikers

Cornelia Remy 425-902-6255

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Apr
21
9:30 AM09:30

De Leo Wall Loop Hike - Moderate, 6 miles, 1400 ft gain, Good trail, Slow pace, Ralph Owen

Easter and John Muir's Birthday

Visit the site of one of the current land-use actions on Cougar Mountain that will affect hikers. Hike on mostly good King County Park, City of Newcastle and long- used private trails. The route will go to the Wall with its disappearing view, before going both below the Wall and above the Wall. The map for the day is the Green Trails Cougar Mountain/ Squak Mountain #203S. (Not all trails are on this map.) The leader's phone number on the morning of the hike is (425) 394-8244.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Moderate, 6 miles, 1400 ft gain, Good trail, Slow pace

Usually not difficult for regular hikers

Ralph Owen hiker99ralph@comcast.net

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May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Issaquah Alps Area Dog Hike - Easy, 4-6 miles, 900-1200 ft gain, Moderate pace, Dori Ost

Leader's Choice of trails. If weather permits, may consider some remote bike trails off the Snoqualmie Valley Trail in Carnation/Fall City area.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Bring your WA Discover Pass and your National Forest Pass, if you have them.

Easy, 4-6 miles, 900-1200 ft gain, Moderate pace

Not difficult for occasional hikers

Dori Ost 206-939-3034

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May
12
9:30 AM09:30

De Leo Farm Exploratory Hike - Easy, 4-6 miles, 700 ft gain, Off trail, Slow pace, Ralph Owen

Mother's Day

Visit the site of one of the current land-use actions on Cougar Mountain that will affect hikers. Hike part of the Licorice Fern Trail before exploring part of the King County's recently purchased DeLeo Farm property. Visit the Big Cedar, the bike-a-drome and other highlights. We will be walking on a combination of good King County Park trails, paved streets, old farm roads, motor bike paths and easy off-trail segments. The map for the day is the Green Trails Cougar Mountain/ Squak Mountain #203S. (Most of the trails are not on this map.) The leader's phone number on the morning of the hike is (425) 394-8244.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Easy, 4-6 miles, 700 ft gain, Off trail, Slow pace

Not difficult for occasional hikers

Ralph Owen hiker99ralph@comcast.net

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May
25
9:30 AM09:30

Preston RR grade Walk - Very Easy, 3-4 miles, 180 ft gain, Paved trail, Slow pace, Steve Williams

Memorial Day Weekend

Bill Longwell's 'welcoming spring' jaunt on the

Preston-Snoqualmie Railroad Grade Trail -

identifying native plants and flowers all along the way.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Very Easy, 3-4 miles, 180 ft gain, Paved trail, Slow pace

For beginning hikers

Steve Williams 425-453-8997

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Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Issaquah Alps Area Dog Hike - Moderate, 5-7 miles, up to 900 ft gain, Moderate pace, Tom Pohle

National Get Outdoors Day

Leader's Choice of trails. If weather permits, may consider some remote bike trails off the Snoqualmie Valley Trail in Carnation/Fall City area.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Bring your WA Discover Pass and your National Forest Pass, if you have them.

Moderate, 5-7 miles, up to 900 ft gain, Moderate pace

Usually not difficult for regular hikers

Tom Pohle 425-481-2341

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Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Zoe and the Swamp Monster Walk - Easy, 1.5 miles, 100 ft gain, Good trail, Slow pace, Suzanne Kagen

Viva la Trails Day

Bring your kidos and enjoy the "Zoe and the Swamp Monster" adventure on the Swamp Trail of the Tradition Plateau. Meet at the Issaquah Alps tent at the High Point Trailhead that will be there for the special "Viva la Trails Day."

High Point - Education Shelter - I90 Exit 20

Bring your WA Discover Pass, if you have one.

Easy, 1.5 miles, 100 ft gain, Good trail, Slow pace

Not difficult for occasional hikers

Suzanne Kagen 844-392-4282

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Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

Tradition Plateau Nature Walk #1 - Easy, 3 miles, 200 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace, David Kappler

Viva la Trails Day

Enjoy an easy stroll through the forest of the Tradition Plateau while learning about native plants and natural history. Meet at the Issaquah Alps tent at the High Point Trailhead that will be there for the special "Viva la Trails Day."

High Point - Education Shelter - I90 Exit 20

Bring your WA Discover Pass, if you have one.

Easy, 3 miles, 200 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace

Not difficult for occasional hikers

David Kappler 425-652-2753

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Jun
15
2:00 PM14:00

Tradition Plateau Nature Walk #2 - Easy, 3 miles, 200 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace, Tom Anderson

Viva la Trails Day

Enjoy an easy stroll through the forest of the Tradition Plateau while learning about native plants and natural history. Meet at the Issaquah Alps tent at the High Point Trailhead that will be there for the special "Viva la Trails Day."

High Point - Education Shelter - I90 Exit 20

Bring your WA Discover Pass, if you have one.

Easy, 3 miles, 200 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace

Not difficult for occasional hikers

Tom Anderson 206-245-3787

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Jun
22
9:00 AM09:00

Cougar Newcastle South DeLeo Wall Hike - Easy, 3.5 miles, 500 ft gain, Good trail, Slow pace, Scott Semans

Both rough and brand new trails with fantastic views, dense Madrone forest including the Save DeLeo Wall potential logging zone. Good trail but a few rough spots.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Easy, 3.5 miles, 500 ft gain, Good trail, Slow pace

Not difficult for occasional hikers

Scott Semans 425-369-1725

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Jun
29
9:00 AM09:00

Lower Mt Si Hike - Moderate, 7.5 miles, 2200 ft gain, Good trail, Slow pace, Ralph Owen

Hike good trails on the lower slopes of Mount Si with visits to rocky and mossy vistas along the way. The map for the day is the Green Trails Mt Si NRCA #206S or DNR's PDF Mount Si NRCA Trail Map which can be downloaded online (www.dnr.wa.gov/geo/mountsi.pdf ). The leader's phone number on the morning of the hike is (425) 394-8244.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Bring your WA Discover Pass, if you have one.

Moderate, 7.5 miles, 2200 ft gain, Good trail, Slow pace

Usually not difficult for regular hikers

Ralph Owen hiker99ralph@comcast.net

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Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Issaquah Alps Area Dog Hike - Moderate, 5-7 miles, up to 900 ft gain, Moderate pace, Tom Pohle

Leader's Choice of trails. If weather permits, may consider some remote bike trails off the Snoqualmie Valley Trail in Carnation/Fall City area.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Bring your WA Discover Pass and your National Forest Pass, if you have them.

Moderate, 5-7 miles, up to 900 ft gain, Moderate pace

Usually not difficult for regular hikers

Tom Pohle 425-481-2341

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Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Extended Chybinski Loop Hike - Moderate, 6.5 miles, 1700 ft gain, Good trail, Slow pace, Ralph Owen

Squak Mtn Extended Chybinski Loop. A walk in the woods with visits to the Rainier/Debby's Viewpoint and the Bullitt Fireplace enroute. A possible very short off-trail jaunt. The map for the day is King County Parks PDF Cougar-Squak-Tiger Corridor (available online) or the Green Trails Cougar Mtn/Squak Mtn #203S. The leader's phone number on the morning of the hike is (425) 394-8244.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Moderate, 6.5 miles, 1700 ft gain, Good trail, Slow pace

Usually not difficult for regular hikers

Ralph Owen hiker99ralph@comcast.net

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Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

West Tiger #1 Hike - Moderate, 8 miles, 2450 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace, Tom Anderson

Start at the High Point trail head on Tiger Mountain; follow the High Point Creek trail and TMT up to Hiker's Hut via Fred's Corner and back. A nice shady trail up to the summit of West Tiger #1. Good view toward Mt Rainier on a clear day.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Bring your WA Discover Pass, if you have one.

Moderate, 8 miles, 2450 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace

Usually not difficult for regular hikers

Tom Anderson 206-245-3787

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Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

Map and Compass Adventure, Family Hike - Easy, David Dunphy

Join YMCA staff, the Issaquah Alps Trails Club hike leaders and Sammamish Walks to learn about navigation

You will get a short lesson on Map and Compass then be given a map to explore the park and try to complete the orienteering course as a family. Enjoy the fresh area of Beaver Lake Park and learn a new skill

Easy, Not difficult for occasional hikers

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David Dunphy 425-391-4840

sammamishyoutside@seattleymca.org

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Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

Issaquah Alps Area Dog Hike - Easy, 4-6 miles, 900-1200 ft gain, Moderate pace, Dori Ost

Leader's Choice of trails. If weather permits, may consider some remote bike trails off the Snoqualmie Valley Trail in Carnation/Fall City area.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Bring your WA Discover Pass and your National Forest Pass, if you have them.

Easy, 4-6 miles, 900-1200 ft gain, Moderate pace

Not difficult for occasional hikers

Dori Ost 206-939-3034

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Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Cougar Newcastle South DeLeo Wall Hike - Easy, 3.5 miles, 500 ft gain, Good trail, Slow pace, Scott Semans

Both rough and brand new trails with fantastic views, dense Madrone forest including the Save DeLeo Wall potential logging zone. Good trail but a few rough spots.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Easy, 3.5 miles, 500 ft gain, Good trail, Slow pace

Not difficult for occasional hikers

Scott Semans 425-369-1725

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Feb
17
9:00 AM09:00

Cougar Loop Hike - Easy, 5-6 miles, up to 800 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace, George Potter

Hike a loop on top of Cougar Mountain from the Sky country Trailhead

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Bring your WA Discover Pass and your National Forest Pass, if you have them.

Easy, 5-6 miles, up to 800 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace

Not difficult for occasional hikers

George Potter 425-516-5200

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Feb
16
9:30 AM09:30

Cancelled - Wilderness creek trail to Coal Creek Falls Hike - Easy, 6 miles, 1300 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace, Cornelia Remy

CANCELLED

Cougar's Coal Creek Falls Trail recently had some work done to it. lets see how the trail is holding up.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Easy, 6 miles, 1300 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace

Not difficult for occasional hikers

Cornelia Remy 425-902-6255

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Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

Lower Mt Si Hike - Moderate, 7.5 miles, 2200 ft gain, Good trail, Slow pace, Ralph Owen

Hike good trails on the lower slopes of Mount Si with visits to rocky and mossy vistas along the way. The map for the day is the Green Trails Mt Si NRCA #206S or DNR's PDF Mount Si NRCA Trail Map which can be downloaded online (www.dnr.wa.gov/geo/mountsi.pdf ). The leader's phone number on the morning of the hike is (425) 394-8244

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Bring your WA Discover Pass, if you have one.

Moderate, 7.5 miles, 2200 ft gain, Good trail, Slow pace

Usually not difficult for regular hikers

Ralph Owen hiker99ralph@comcast.net

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Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Tradition Plateau Loop Hike - Easy, 7 miles, 500 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace, Tom Anderson

See the highlights of Tiger Mountain's Tradition Plateau all in one hike: Round Lake, Tradition Lake, the old bus, Zoe and the Swamp Monster and the Big Tree.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Easy, 7 miles, 500 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace

Not difficult for occasional hikers

Tom Anderson 206-245-3787

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Feb
9
9:00 AM09:00

Issaquah Alps Area Dog Hike - Moderate, 5-7 miles, up to 900 ft gain, Moderate pace, Tom Pohle

Leader's Choice of trails. If weather permits, may consider some remote bike trails off the Snoqualmie Valley Trail in Carnation/Fall City area.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Bring your WA Discover Pass and your National Forest Pass, if you have them.

Moderate, 5-7 miles, up to 900 ft gain, Moderate pace

Usually not difficult for regular hikers

Tom Pohle 425-481-2341

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Feb
2
9:00 AM09:00

Cougar Newcastle South DeLeo Wall Hike - Easy, 3.5 miles, 500 ft gain, Good trail, Slow pace, Scott Semans

Ground Hogs Day

Both rough and brand new trails with fantastic views, dense Madrona forest including the Save DeLeo Wall potential logging zone. Good trail but a few rough spots.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Easy, 3.5 miles, 500 ft gain, Good trail, Slow pace

Not difficult for occasional hikers

Scott Semans 425-369-1725

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Jan
27
9:00 AM09:00

Tradition Plateau/Park Pointe Hike - Moderate, 7 miles, 1000 ft gain, Good trail, Slow pace, Ralph Owen

Tradition Plateau/Park Pointe Loop Beginning and ending at the Trail Center, we hike on the wooded lower slopes of Tiger Mountain. Visit the bus, the Big Tree and Lake Tradition along the way. The map for the day is King the Green Trails Tiger Mountain/Taylor Mountain #204S. The leader's phone number on the morning of the hike is (425) 394-8244.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Moderate, 7 miles, 1000 ft gain, Good trail, Slow pace

Usually not difficult for regular hikers

Ralph Owen hiker99ralph@comcast.net

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Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Coal Creeks Falls Hike - Very Easy, 2.5 miles, 500 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace, Denice Carnahan

Hike a loop on Cougar Mountain starting from Red Town Trail Head. Great trail with a stop at the waterfall, very peaceful and relaxing.

Meet at the Red Town Trailhead on Lakemont Blvd

Very Easy, 2.5 miles, 500 ft gain, Good trail, Moderate pace

For beginning hikers

Denice Carnahan 425-271-4049

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Jan
12
9:00 AM09:00

Issaquah Alps Area Dog Hike - Easy, 4-6 miles, 900-1200 ft gain, Moderate pace, Dori Ost

Leader's Choice of trails. If weather permits, may consider some remote bike trails off the Snoqualmie Valley Trail in Carnation/Fall City area.

Meet at 175 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah

Bring your WA Discover Pass and your National Forest Pass, if you have them.

Easy, 4-6 miles, 900-1200 ft gain, Moderate pace

Not difficult for occasional hikers

Dori Ost 206-939-3034

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