CHS 1 Hike - Squak Mountain: West Access

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Squak Mountain: West Access

CHS1 Squak Mountain loop hike starting at Margaret's Way trailhead.

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,100 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

 Meet at Tibbetts Valley Park and Ride (Newport Way and 17th Ave NW, across from Issaquah Transit Center) at 7 a.m. to consolidate cars and head to the Margaret's Way Trailhead, aiming to be on the trail no later than 7:15 a.m. 

Meeting Coordinates:  47.540706, -122.061933


A 12-mile loop with stops at Debbie's View, Bullit Fireplace and Central Peak.

This hike will be led at a CHS 1 pace so if you are not comfortable hiking at a slower pace, this may not be the hike for you. We will hike together. Please do not run ahead of the group. 

A pre-hike email will be sent to the group on Friday the 16th. 


Squak Mountain: West Access

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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