Margaret's Way


Day Hike - Margaret's Way

WINTER CONDITIONING HIKE OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS. Hike the newest trail on Squak Mountain, Margaret's Way, to the best viewpoint on the mountain, Debbie's View, seeing the fruits of a new acquisition to the King County Park system.

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  • Sat, Apr 15, 2017
  • Foothills Hiking Committee
  • Exploring Nature, Day Hiking
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Retired Rovers, Youth, Adults
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft

Meet at 10 AM at the parking lot on the east side of SR 900 (the Renton-Issaquah Highway) signed SQUAK-COUGAR CORRIDOR.  It is a former private camping club and is a short distance south of the Jim Whitaker Wilderness Creek trailhead and on the opposite side of the road. 

This is an opportunity to experience both the new Margaret's Way trail and the most spectacular view from Squak Mountain at Debbie's View, where we have lunch.  On a clear day we will have a panoramic view including Mt. Rainier at our lunch spot.  There is a portapotty at the trailhead parking lot.  No parking pass is required.  Free maps are usually available at the trailhead.


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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