Squak Mountain: May Valley Access


Day Hike - Squak Mountain: May Valley Access

Hike 5.5 miles round trip with 1500 feet elevation gain on Margaret's Way through the lush forest of the southwest side of Squak Mountain to the spectacular scenery at Debbie's View, where we have lunch before returning on the same route.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft

Meet at 10 AM at the trailhead parking lot for the Margaret's Way hike on SR 900, the Renton-Issaquah highway.  The trailhead area is owned by King County Parks. 

Most of our hike will be on the Margaret's Way trail, which was recently built on land acquired by King County in 2014, that was previously a private camping club.  We will have lunch at Debbie's View, which is inside Squak Mountain State Park.  Since we are parking on King County Parks land, no parking permit is required.  We will be hiking through lush forest and if the weather cooperates, we will have a commanding view of the Renton-Maple Valley area at our lunch spot.  Our trail is in good condition and well-graded. 


Squak Mountain: May Valley Access

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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