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


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

Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students. Trip will open for registration to all Mountaineers, based on availability, 7-10 days prior to date of the hike.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft

A 'Hello Hiker' Letter will be sent out 5 days before the hike with meet-up details.

Location: Squak Mountain, King County Park, Margaret's Way Trailhead

Time:  7:30 a.m. trailhead meet-up.

Note: Due to over-crowding conditions at trailheads during this pandemic, we are going to get an early morning start before the parking lot fills up.

COVID -19 Guidelines

We will follow all Mountaineer COVID-19 Guidelines on this trip. Come prepared with your face mask, hand-sanitizer, and other safety essentials. 

Please read and review the Mountaineer's COVID 19 Response for the latest up-to-date guidelines that we will follow.

 This includes wearing a mask when we are in group and pulling up our masks when passing other hikers on the trail. We will keep a 6ft+ social distance at trail meet-ups and on the trail. Participants will cancel the trip if s/he have had exposure to COVID-19 before the trip.

We will hike Margaret's Way trail to Debbie's View Point. This is an approximately 7.5 mile conditioning  hike set at a moderate pace of approximately  2-2.5 mph. There will be two hike leaders and two different paces, a slower and a faster. There is about 1500 ft. in elevation gain.

Margaret's Way is a lovely forested trail set in the shade. The trail itself is in very good condition and is well-signed.

As this is an early morning 3.5 to 4 hour hike, there is no need to pack a lunch. Just pack 2 liters of water and snacks. We will be done hiking by noon.

CHS May Skills focus: Hydration (Dehydration), Nutrition (food & extra food), & Sun protection.


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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