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Military Ridge

Issaquah Alps


Issaquah Alps -- Cougar Mountain
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0.4 miles, one-way


Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 760 ft.


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The Military Ridge Trail is part of the vast Cougar Mountain trail network. The trail is a connector trail, so it can only be reached via other trails in the area and does not have its own trailhead.

The trail is about a half-mile long and connects through the forest between the Big Tree Ridge Trail and Harvey Manning Park at Talus. The main access for this trail is via the Big Tree Ridge Trail.


Military Ridge

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.5424, -122.0797 Open map in new window


Issaquah Alps -- Cougar Mountain

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Getting There

To reach the Big Tree Ridge Trailhead head east on I-90 from Seattle, and take exit 13. Stay right and continue off the exit for 0.4 mile. Turn right onto Lakemont Blvd for a few hundred feet then turn left onto SE Newport Way for 1.9 miles before arriving at the parking area on your right. Parking for about 10 cars.  

Take Transit: 

The Issaquah Transit Center is located on 17 Ave NW and Newport Way, which is 0.6 mile away from the Big Tree Ridge Trailhead. 

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