Margaret's Way


Day Hike - Margaret's Way

Margaret's Way is a trail built on King County lands on the west side of Squak Mountain. This is a great winter hike that will be at a slow to moderate pace through a mature second growth forest alongside trickling creeks and deep ravines that connects to an overlook with views (on a clear day).

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  • Moderate
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 7.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,600 ft

Due to the number in our group (12) and in order to be respectful of other hikers needing to park at the trailhead, we will be meeting at 8:45 a.m. at the Tibbetts Valley Park (Park and Ride) in the town of Issaquah.  Tibbetts Valley P & R is located directly across the street from the Issaquah Transit Center and in the same parking lot as the Skate Park (directions below).  We will consolidate in to three cars and then travel together a short distance (3.2 miles) to the trailhead.  Please arrive no later than 9:00 am if you are meeting us at the Margaret's Way trailhead. 

Directions to Tibbetts Valley Park and Ride parking lot: I-90 East to Exit 15, WA-900 W/17th Ave NW. Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto WA-900 W/17th Ave NW.  In approximately 0.5 miles, turn left onto Newport Way NW. Turn rightinto the parking lot. 


Our pace will be conversational, slow to moderate pace following the Margaret's Way trail to Debbie's view.  We will stop for breaks along the way.  

Required equipment:  The Ten Essentials, including rain gear and extra layers.  This time of year, it is good practice to bring microspikes as well, in case we hit snow or ice on the trail.  You may wish to bring snacks or a warm beverage to enjoy.  


Margaret's Way

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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