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Cougar Lakes

Mount Rainier Area

Location

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410
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Length

12.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 1700 ft.
Highest Point: 5400 ft.

Rating

2.57 out of 5

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
 
 

Here's a trail good for a long day-hike or a backpacking trip.

Start out by fording the wide but shallow Bumping River, then climb through forest and meadows to two lakes in the heart of the William O. Douglas Wilderness.

There are plenty of campsites at the lakes and for those with enough time, a loop around House Rock is easily done via the trail from the inlet to Big Cougar Lake, the PCT, and the American Ridge Trail back to the lakes.

 

Cougar Lakes

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 46.8306, -121.3771 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

Cougar Lake (#958.1)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Naches Ranger District

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Getting There

   

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
 

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