250 Cougar Creek Road
This little known trailhead provides access to the Clackamas Mountain Trail segment of the PNT. It is located near the end of a rural community road and is unmarked. Look for the PNT descending from the road and a Thunderbird marker at the trailhead. You may also be able to spot a log bridge where the trail crosses Cougar Creek.
Note: Cougar Creek Road terminates at a two-way fork to private properties. If you don’t want to park on the narrow shoulder of the road at the trailhead itself, the gravel patch between the forks is part of Colville National Forest.
From Wauconda Washington on Hwy 20— approx 30 min | 24 miles west of Tonasket, or 20 min | 17 miles east of Republic:
- Turn north on Toroda Creek Road
- Follow Toroda Creek Rd approx. 15 mins | 7–8 miles, then
- Turn right on Cougar Creek Rd
- Stay on Cougar Creek Rd. In approximately 2.5 miles the trailhead will be your right
Parallel parking is available along the road and more space can be found just beyond the trailhead at the end of the road.
Hiking, Backpacking, and Horseback Riding
No fees or passes are required to park at the Cougar Creek Trailhead