Squak Mountain: May Valley Access

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Frontcountry Trail Run - Squak Mountain: May Valley Access

Do turkeys SQUAK? Burn off some of those calories from Thanksgiving on cushy trails at Squak Mountain.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft
  • Pace: 3-5mph

We will meet at the parking lot for Squak Mountain on May Valley Road. Address: 201430 SE May Valley Rd, Issaquah, WA 98027. There is an outhouse at this parking lot.

Please be ready to start at 2:00pm.
A Discovery Pass is required to park here.

Directions from the WTA:
I-90 to Exit 15 (WA 900 / 17th Ave NW). Take this road south; if you've been traveling eastbound on I-90 that's a right turn off the interstate. The road will become Renton-Issaquah Road SE. About 4 miles from the interstate, turn left on May Valley Road. Drive 2.5 miles to a large sign for Squak Mountain State Park on your left.

We will start from the May Valley trailhead and go up towards the Bullitt fireplace approximately 2 miles (one-way) to the wooden gate where equestrian access ends. We will go at an easy to moderate pace and hike as needed on the uphill. When we turn around, we will enjoy a nice, gentle run down on the way back! Fun downhill running. We will cover just over 4 miles total (4.3 miles). Although it can be muddy at Squak, this trail is usually not super muddy. This trail is equestrian-friendly and dog-friendly so we may encounter horses and dogs.

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Squak Mountain: May Valley Access


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