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Cougar Mtn. Geology: Underfoot at Sky Country Trailhead

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dig into the geology near the Sky Country trailhead on Cougar Mountain by joining geologist Tom Doe for this 3-mile exploratory hike. Learn about and see examples of what is right underfoot, including the major rock types, glacial history, the clay pit, sinkholes, and the legacy of coal mining in the area (no actual digging will take place).

This will be an interactive hike with stops for observation, discussion and Q&A.

Click here to register. Please add your name to the waitlist if the hike is full.

Trailhead: Sky Country
Distance – 3.0 miles
Trails on This Route: 1) Nike Horse Trail; 2) Cave Hole Trail; 3) Bypass Trail; 4) Fred’s Railroad Trail; 5) Clay Pit Rd. Trail; 6) Mineshaft Trail; and 7) Old Man’s Trail
Duration: 3 hours
Elevation Gain: 250 ft.

coal in a stream bed



Tom will be providing a pre-hike presentation and Q&A via Zoom to introduce the geology and mining history that will be visited during the hike. This 30-minute presentation is optional and will be recorded so that you can view it at your convenience prior to the hike. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the event.