Squak Mountain: Sycamore Access


Day Hike - Squak Mountain: Sycamore Access

Rising up to Spring Series. This is the ninth in a series of ten Feb-Mar morning hikes with the goal of waking up winter muscles to prepare for Spring hiking in April and beyond.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.7 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,600 ft
  • Pace: 1.75-2.0 moving pace
  • Time: 7:45am
  • Meeting location: There is not adequate parking space at the TH. We'll meet at an alternate location in Issaquah where vehicles can be parked; then, all travel in one vehicle to the TH.  Directions will be provided in the Hello Hiker message prior to the trip.
  • No parking pass required.

Mini-conditioning is the goal of this series of ten Feb-Mar morning hikes. This is your opportunity to organize your morning, your gear and practice getting your prepared-self to the trailhead. This is not a beginner hike series. The expectation is that you are a seasoned hiker in adequate condition; except, like me, you haven’t done much hiking since last year. Hikes in this series are 3-7 miles and 500’-1500’ elevation gain with a target 1.75-2mph moving pace. The distance and/or gain progresses with each hike. If you’re a lot slower or faster than the stated pace, these hikes are not for you.


Squak Mountain: Sycamore Access

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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