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Popular Cougar Mountain trailhead to close for paving, drainage work, June 11-15

Summary

A drainage and paving project at Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park’s Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trailhead will require a five-day closure of the popular access point on the park’s southeast boundary in June.

Story

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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About King County Parks
King County Parks - Your Big Backyard - offers more than 200 parks and 28,000 acres of open space, including such regional treasures as Marymoor Park and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, 175 miles of regional trails, 215 miles of backcountry trails and a world-class aquatic center. By cultivating strong relationships with non-profit, corporate and community partners, King County Parks enhances park amenities while reducing costs.