Squak Mountain: May Valley Access


Stewardship - Squak Mountain: May Valley Access

Join your fellow Mountaineers with our partners in the Mountain to Sound Greenway Trust on this first of a number of future 'Squak Mountain Saturdays' to do some essential trail drainage projects on this less developed part of our our neighborhood Issaquah Alps!

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 3.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft

The work party will commence at 9AM (be there a little early for setup!)  

Driving Directions:  Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/9A7yPT26gdJ2 From Seattle, drive I-90 Eastbound to Exit 15 (WA 900 / 17th Ave NW). After driving through town, road name changes to Renton-Issaquah Road SE. 4 miles from the interstate, turn left on May Valley Road. Drive 2.5 miles to large sign for Squak Mountain State Park on your left - look for Greenway event staff and signs.

Squak is the least used  of the three primary mountains in the Issaquah Alps but offer lovely trails to great views, with conditioner and easy options. Many of these trails are either old logging roads or are user built trails that have been installed over the past 20 years. Over the past decade, the Greenway Trust has begun upgrading these trails to more sustainable standards so that Squak could begin to accommodate more users, as demand for outdoor recreation grows throughout this region.    We hope to engage our community in a series of Squak Mountain  Saturday trail improvement events over the next several months!

Project Difficulty:   Moderate to Strenuous

Age Restriction:  Ages 14 and up.

What to Bring

For safety, volunteers are required to wear:

  • Long pants (we’ll be working with tools, so no shorts!)
  • Sturdy, close-toed shoes (absolutely no sandals)
  • Gloves

In addition, we recommend that participants bring:

  • Warm layers, especially during the fall, winter, and spring
  • Rain gear
  • Big sack lunch
  • Water for the day (3 liters minimum)
  • Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc.




participants will earn:


Squak Mountain: May Valley Access

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

Tools, helmets work gloves and eye protection are provided.

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