CHS 1 Hike - Margaret's Way to Debbie's View

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Margaret's Way to Debbie's View

CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph). Hike though bigleaf maple, cedar, western hemlock, and a few Douglas-fir up to Debbie's View with excellent views of Mt Rainier and surrounding foothills on a clear day.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,600 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Meet at the Margaret's  Way Trailhead at 7:00 AM.  Trailhead is  just over 3 miles south of of I-90 exit 15 on Highway 900.

The trail rises at a fairly uniform 500 ft/mile for a little over 3 miles before dropping slightly to arrive at Debbie's view.  The trail tread is in excellent condition with very few protruding rocks or roots.

Route/Place

Margaret's Way


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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