Cougar Mountain trailhead to close for paving, drainage work

The trailhead will be closed from June 11 to 15.

  • Saturday, June 2, 2018 9:00am
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For The Reporter:

The Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trailhead at King County’s Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park will be closed to all access for drainage and pavement work, June 11-15.

King County Parks crews will install drainage improvements and pavement repairs at the popular trailhead, which is located along the Southeast Renton-Issaquah Road, near Issaquah.

The parking lot and trailhead will be closed to all access 24 hours a day for the duration of the repair work, which is expected to be completed by 4 p.m. on Friday, June 15.

The nearest parking lot and trailhead with access to Cougar Mountain is the Big Tree Ridge Trailhead off Newport Way Northwest in Issaquah.

Just a quarter-mile south of the Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trailhead on the eastern side of Southeast Renton-Issaquah Road, Cougar/Squak Corridor Park also offers miles of hiking opportunities.

The project is funded by the 2014-19 King County Parks, Trails, and Open Space Replacement Levy.

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