Margaret's Way


Day Hike - Margaret's Way

This is a fun hike to a great view of Mt. Rainier, if the clouds part.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,600 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,720 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

7:00 AM at the Trailhead as we will want to start early to avoid the other enthusiastic hikers.

From I-90, take exit 15 stating Lake Sammamish/Renton Highland 900.  At the stoplight at the end of the exit turn onto Highway 900/Renton-Issaquah Road and go south toward Renton.  From the stoplight drive 3.2 miles and turn left at the easy-to-miss driveway with a large blue Cougar Mountain Recreation sign.  The large parking lot is straight ahead. 



A nice hike through the woods to condition for summer hikes.  Bring a snack for a stop at Debbie's Viewpoint.  Hikers must be capable of a moderate pace (approx. 2 mph).  I will encourage 10 feet distance from each other during the hike to maintain appropriate social distancing with exertion. 


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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