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Surprise Creek

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain
47.5401, -122.0951 Map & Directions
Length
1.1 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
656 feet
Highest Point
1299 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy/Moderate
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

This is a short connector trail between Bear Ridge and Shangri-La trails, allowing hikers to create many loops on Cougar Mountain. Continue reading

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Hiking Surprise Creek

This is a short connector trail between Bear Ridge and Shangri-La trails, allowing hikers to create many loops on Cougar Mountain.

WTA worked here in 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011!

Surprise Creek

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.5401, -122.0951 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

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.

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Trailhead

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

King County Parks

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National Geographic Issaquah Alps Mount Si 824

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