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Clay Pit Road

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain
47.5301, -122.1030 Map & Directions
2.4 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
358 feet
Highest Point
1479 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash

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A short amble along a road in Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. Continue reading

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Hiking Clay Pit Road

A short amble along a road in Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. Access to Coyote Creek, Cave Hole, and By Pass trails, as well as plenty of other options to create large or small loops in this park near Issauquah.

Despite the name the clay pits at the end of the road are closed to the public. But opportunities to explore the area abound, including the intriguing caves nearby.

Clay Pit Road

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.5301, -122.1030 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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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

Driving directions

From I-90: Take exit 13 for Lakemont Boulevard. Turn right (south) onto Lakemont Boulevard which eventually becomes Newcastle-Coal Creek Road. Turn left onto Cougar Mountain Way and proceed for about 0.5 mile before turning right onto 166th Way. Follow 166th Way for about 0.75 mile to a yellow gate and a large parking area to the right.

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Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

Clay Pit Road (#COUGAR-C1)

King County Parks

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National Geographic Issaquah Alps Mount Si 824

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