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Cougar Ridge Trail, Oregon

   
This is a two-ended great outdoors hiking trail with two trailheads, so backcountry hiking it one way is an option if you can arrange for a ride back. The total elevation difference for Cougar Ridge Trail is 3,577 feet, and that is higher than average. This backcountry walk shouldn't take more than 9 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. Keep in mind that this is a long backpacking trail, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. This area does get very dry sometimes, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. Being 10.4 miles long; it's considered a longer backcountry hike. Some parts of this hiking trail are much higher up than other parts of the hiking trail, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations.


Trailhead 1 to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 5.2 miles
Total climbing distance = 3.5 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 5.5 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 3 hours

Trailhead 2 to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 5.2 miles
Total climbing distance = .6 miles
Difficulty : Easy
Casual Hiking Pace: 3.5 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 2 hours
    Trailhead 1 back to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 10.4 miles
Total climbing distance = 4.1 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 9 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 6 hours

Trailhead 2 back to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 10.4 miles
Total climbing distance = 4.1 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 9 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 6 hours

Total elevation difference: 3577 feet
   
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