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Old 10-11-2015, 05:51 AM
 
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Where are good places to run on some nature trails near Seattle. I prefer to run through mountainous terrain uphill. It looks like Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland park is the only place on Google Maps.
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Old 10-11-2015, 12:43 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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The best one is the Redmond Watershed Preserve, and I also like Soaring Eagle Park in Sammamish though not as many acres and gets more muddy in winter.

Watershed Preserve - City of Redmond

Soaring Eagle - King County
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Old 10-12-2015, 09:15 AM
 
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The Tolt Pipeline Trail has a lot of ups and downs. Runners, walkers, mountain bikes and horses. There are numerous access points.

Tolt Pipeline Trail Mountain Bike Trail, Lake Forest Park, Washington
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Tiger mountain is an excellent spot - close, but enough altitude to make you work a bit. I like the West Tiger 3 Loop.

West Tiger 3
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Old 10-12-2015, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Humble, TX
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Tiger Mountain is probably your top candidate. A common route for those training for 50+ mile ultras is called 12 summits. It starts at High Point and goes over Tiger summits 3, 2, 1, East, Middle, South, then back again. It is about 34-36 miles with 10,000+ feet of gain. There are many other options out there as well. The Nook-Section line trail is a huffer for sure, gains altitude quickly, and is used by many for getting some elevation work in for ultras.

Highly recommend the 204S Tiger Mt. map from Green Trails, https://greentrailsmaps.com/maps/map High Point parking area is straight I-90 west, exit 20.
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