This is a short connector trail between Bear Ridge and Shangri-La trails, allowing hikers to create many loops on Cougar Mountain.
Map & Directions
To access Surprise Creek trail from Bear Ridge trailhead, take exit 15 from I-90 towards WA 900W/Renton and turn left onto 17th Ave NW. Continue onto Renton Road for a half a mile and at a bend to the left, becomes 17th Ave NW. Continue on Renton Issaquah Road SE and look for the trailhead to your right. There is limited parking here.