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Whittaker Wilderness Peak

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain
47.5273, -122.0645 Map & Directions
Length
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
1228 feet
Highest Point
1598 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate
  • Mountain views
  • Summits

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

A trail named for local mountaineer Jim Whittaker, this hike begins at the road and ascends to the summit of Cougar Mountain. Continue reading

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Hiking Whittaker Wilderness Peak

A trail named for local mountaineer Jim Whittaker, this hike begins at the road and ascends to the summit of Cougar Mountain. Make this a loop by using the Gombu Wilderness Cliffs trail, named for Whittaker's climbing partner in his ascent of Everest, Nawang Gombu.

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Whittaker Wilderness Peak

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.5273, -122.0645 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

From I-90, take Exit 15 and drive south on highway 900 for a little over 3 miles. Look for the trailhead sign and an asphalt driveway that goes uphill to the right.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

Gombu Wilderness Cliff (#COUGAR-E5), Whittaker Wilderness Peak (#COUGAR-E4)

King County Parks

Guidebooks & Maps

National Geographic Issaquah Alps Mount Si 824

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Whittaker Wilderness Peak

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