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Surprise Creek

Issaquah Alps


Issaquah Alps -- Cougar Mountain
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0.6 miles, one-way



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


Surprise Creek

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Co-ordinates: 47.5401, -122.0951 Open map in new window


Issaquah Alps -- Cougar Mountain

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National Geographic Issaquah Alps Mount Si 824

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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