Mentor Group Day Hike

Field trip: Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) Course

Mentor Group Day Hike - May Valley Loop (Squak Mountain)

Summit Sistahs Mentor Group Conditioning hike - Other B3 students welcome to join if space available

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/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,905 ft

Meet at the May Valley Trailhead ( at 8:30am.  The park is located just south of Issaquah. Exit I-90 at Exit 15 and turning (right or left) southbound on Issaquah-Renton Road, driving 4 miles, then turning left on the May Valley Road and then driving 3 more miles to the Squak Mountain State Park parking lot (21500 May Valley Road) on the left.

Discover Pass needed to park

This dayhike is designed to help members of a mentor group (and other B3 students as space allows) to get better acquainted while developing their fitness and confidence on the trail.

Starting from the May Valley Trailhead, we will hike to Debbie's View, circle around to the West Peak, then on to the Bullitt Fireplace and to Central Peak. From there take the road back to the trailhead for a total of 6.6 miles.

We will go at a moderate pace (2 mph) with plenty of rest breaks as needed.  Bring lunch and plenty of water and dress in layers.  Hiking poles and waterproof boots are strongly recommended. 

This hike will follow the Mountaineers hiking guidelines for COVID-19 that apply on the date of this trip.

All participants will be required to have a face covering ready to pull up at the trailhead, and will be asked to be familiar with and follow the Mountaineers Covid-19 guidelines for trip.

For the group's safety, every participant is asked to commit to conservative covid behavior  prior to the trip


Squak Mountain: May Valley Access

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