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Whittaker Wilderness Peak

Issaquah Alps


Issaquah Alps -- Cougar Mountain
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3.0 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 1228 ft.
Highest Point: 1598 ft.


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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.


Whittaker Wilderness Peak

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.5273, -122.0645 Open map in new window


Issaquah Alps -- Cougar Mountain

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

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Guidebooks & Maps

National Geographic Issaquah Alps Mount Si 824

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.

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