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Steam Hoist

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain
47.5347, -122.1287 Map & Directions
Length
0.2 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
50 feet
Highest Point
670 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
Banana slug on Cougar Mountain. Photo by Ms.Math Full-size image
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

The Steam Hoist Trail is a short loop trail within the Cougar Mountain trail network. One end of this trail connects to the Rainbow Town trail and the other connects to the Wildside Trail. Continue reading

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Hiking Steam Hoist

The Steam Hoist Trail is a short loop trail within the Cougar Mountain trail network. One end of this trail connects to the Rainbow Town trail and the other connects to the Wildside Trail.

Start at the Red Town Trailhead, heading straight on the Wildside Trail. At the first junction head right and cross over Coal Creek. Stay straight at the next junction, then take a left at the next junction for the official start of the Steam Hoist Trail.

Over the next 0.2 mile, this trail loops around, crossing back over Coal Creek before ending at the Rainbow Town Trail.

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Steam Hoist

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.5347, -122.1287 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

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

Take Exit 13 and drive south on Lakemont Blvd SE for 3.1 miles. Look for the entrance to the Red Town Trailhead on the left side of the road just before the road bends sharply to the right.

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Trailhead

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

Steam Hoist (#COUGAR-W4)

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Steam Hoist

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