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Coyote Creek

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain
47.5335, -122.1137 Map & Directions
1.1 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
150 feet
Highest Point
1,350 feet
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Red elderberry on Cougar Mountain. Photo by Abam. Full-size image
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage

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The Coyote Creek Trail runs north-south through the northern half of Cougar Mountain Regional Park. Continue reading

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Hiking Coyote Creek

The Coyote Creek Trail runs north-south through the northern half of Cougar Mountain Regional Park. If you follow Clay Pit Road from the Sky Country Trailhead, this trail is the first one splitting off to the left.

From this junction, head out through the trees for half a mile before coming to the next fork. A left here will take you down the Radio Peak Trail. Stay straight to contour around a gentle slope on the Coyote Creek Trail for another 0.6 mile.

The trail ends at Southeast Cougar Mountain Road. Just before hitting the pavement you can turn right down the Shangri La Trail to continue exploring or head back down Coyote Creek to connect to any number of other trails.

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Coyote Creek

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.5335, -122.1137 Open in Google Maps

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

To get to the Sky Country Trailhead:

Start out heading either direction on I-90. Take exit 13 and at the end of the exit turn south on Lakemont Blvd SE for 2.3 miles. Turn left onto SE Cougar Mountain Way for 0.6 mile, then right onto 166th Way SE for a little over half a mile. The road ends at the trailhead. Ample parking, bathrooms available.  

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Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

Coyote Creek (#Cougar-N4)

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