Margaret's Way


Day Hike - Margaret's Way

Slow to moderate hike from the Margaret's Way trailhead to Debbie's View. Margaret's Way is a lovely forested trail built in 2014, we'll see a variety of trees including Douglas fir, hemlock, as well as lush ferns. If we're lucky on weather, we should be able to get views of Mount Rainier from Debbie's View.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2 mph

We will meet at the Margaret's Way trailhead at 7:30 AM. We will leave the trailhead and begin hiking at 7:45 AM.

There are porta potties at trailhead. Please bring a mask to wear. We will follow Mountaineers protocol by wearing face masks while within six feet of others. There is no parking pass required.

Directions: 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.

The trail is often muddy this time of year so please wear proper footwear.


Margaret's Way

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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