Margaret's Way


Day Hike - Margaret's Way to Central and West Peaks

Winter conditioning hike starting on Margaret's Way and going on to do a big loop around Squak. We'll hit Central and West Peaks and then drop down to the Eastside Trail and come back on Chybinski Loop.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,700 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

9:00 AM - Meet at the Margaret's Way trailhead with boots on and ready to start hiking.

Directions to trailhead:  From I90, take exit 15 signed Lake Sammamish/Renton Highway 900/Renton-Issaquah Road. Go south toward Renton and from the stoplight drive 3.2 miles and turn left at the easy-to-miss driveway.

***Discover Pass Required***

This is not the regular Margaret's Way hike. Please only sign up if you've been hiking this winter and are comfortable with longer hikes  that have significant elevation gain.

We'll maintain a moderate and steady pace, going a little slower up hill and a little faster down hill. The average speed for the day should end up being about 2.0 mph. 


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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