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.


Margaret's Way

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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