Margaret's Way


Day Hike - Margaret's Way

Come join me on a conditioning hike to get ready for snowshoeing this winter!

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  • Moderate
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 8.91 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,473 ft

We will meet at the trail head at 7:30am.  

Mountaineers policy is to wait up to 15 minutes after the meeting time for anyone who may be running late. Please call or text me if you’ll be any later or need to cancel so that we know whether to expect you. 

This is a conditioning hike with priority for Tacoma Snowshoe student to get ready for snowshoe season.  Please email me to request to be added to the hike. 

Driving Directions to the Trailhead

From I-90, take exit 15 signed Lake Sammamish/Renton Highway 900. At the stoplight at the end of the exit turn right 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.

No Pass is  needed for this trip.


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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