Cougar Mountain Precipice Trailhead Development

Category Overview

Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.

Project Highlights

King County DNR and Parks will use this grant to develop a trailhead at Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, a 3,100-acre park located in Issaquah, King County. This grant will allow King County DNR and Parks to develop a parking lot, restroom building, trail connections, and park amenities at the trailhead location off of Newport Way NW, the only one to serve the northeast quadrant of the park. The project will further connect to the existing Big Tree Ridge Trail that links to the park’s 36-mile trail network. The primary recreation supported by this grant is nonmotorized trail recreation.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: King County DNR & Parks Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $500,000.00 Applicant Match: $634,600.00 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 5 Status: Active RCO Project # 16-1363

Location Details

Traveling eastbound on Interstate 90, get off at Exit 15 (WA-900 W/17TH AVE NW exit) in Issaquah. Drive south ~1/2 mile to intersection of Newport Way NW with 17th Ave NW/SR 900. Turn right on Newport Way NW, and travel 1/2 mile west to park entrance, which is currently gated and marked with a park sign.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.