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Shy Bear

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain
47.5348, -122.1288 Map & Directions
Length
1.5 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
250 feet
Highest Point
1200 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
On the Shy Bear Trail. Photo by George & Sally. Full-size image
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

The Shy Bear runs through the southern portion of Cougar Mountain. The official ends of this trail can only be reached on foot and must be accessed from one of the various trails that connect to Shy Bear. Continue reading

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Hiking Shy Bear

The Shy Bear runs through the southern portion of Cougar Mountain. The official ends of this trail can only be reached on foot and must be accessed from one of the various trails that connect to Shy Bear.

At its eastern end this trail connects to the Wilderness Peak Trail. From here head northwest for 0.4 mile before reaching another junction. Head left here and go for a little over half a mile through Shy Bear Marsh before reaching another junction. Stay straight for the last half mile of the Shy Bear Trail.

Where this trail ends you can head right for about a thousand feet to the Far Country Lookout. Enjoy this viewpoint then head back the way you can or choose one of the many trails on Cougar Mountain to loop back to your car.

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Shy Bear

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.5348, -122.1288 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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Getting There

This trail can be reached from either the Jim Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trailhead, the Sky Country Trailhead or the Red Town Trailhead.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

Shy Bear (#COUGAR-S2)

King County Parks

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