Anti-Aircraft Peak

Renton, Washington

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If you want views from Cougar Mountain, this is the trail to take—best in November through May, to avoid the summer clouds of mosquitoes. The route climbs to one of the highest points in the western Issaquah Alps, and along the way you’ll find plenty of open viewpoints to take in the scenery of the central Puget Sound basin. The military early on recognized the value of these high peaks and built a missile launch and missile-command radar station atop Anti-Aircraft Peak.
Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region

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Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

If you want views from Cougar Mountain, this is the trail to take—best in November through May, to avoid the summer clouds of mosquitoes.

The route climbs to one of the highest points in the western Issaquah Alps, and along the way you’ll find plenty of open viewpoints to take in the scenery of the central Puget Sound basin. The military early on recognized the value of these high peaks and built a missile launch and missile-command radar station atop Anti-Aircraft Peak.

© 2014 Dan A. Nelson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding, Hiking
Nearby City: Renton
Distance: 6
Elevation Gain: 625 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Best Times: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: King County Parks and Recreation
Local Maps: Green Trails Cougar Mountain No. 203S
Driving Directions: Directions to Anti-Aircraft Peak

Recent Trail Reviews

1/8/2009
0

This is a beautiful trail, very accessible. I love trail running on it.


12/5/2008
0

I wasn't overly impressed with this hike. Not as many views as indicated. Fairly easy terrain, but the directions from the book weren't that easy to follow. I would suggest picking up the excellent trail map provided at the trailhead, start with a basic direction and explore as you go. When you are done, use the map to find your way back home.



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