Margaret's Way


Day Hike - Margaret's Way to Debbie's View

Experience a relatively new trail on Squak Mountain, leading to the best southern view on the mountain, Debbie's View.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,780 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

Meet at 10 AM at the Squak-Cougar Corridor parking lot on the east side of SR 900 (Renton-Issaquah Road), which is a short distance south of the Jim Whitaker Wilderness Creek trailhead parking lot on the opposite side of the road.  No parking pass is required.  There is one portapotty in the parking lot.

The first part of this hike goes through a former camping club that was  acquired by King County Parks.  The last part is in Squak Mountain State Park, that is on the land donated to the State by the Bullitt family.  The trail has a gentle switchbacked grade, with some level stretches, and is well-maintained.  We'll eat our lunch at the Debbie's View viewpoint, which offers a panoramic view to the south, including Mt. Rainier on a clear day.  We return by the same route.


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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