CHS 2 Hike - Margaret's Way to Debbie's View

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Margaret's Way to Debbie's View

A good conditioning hike and a delightful trek through the forest, along wooded hillsides, and near rushing creeks. We'll also head to Debbie's View which features Mt. Rainier in the distance on a clear day. CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph). Well maintained trail. The elevation is a consistent climb of 1,500 feet elevation gain and a total of 7.2 miles round trip. Group will meet at 7:45 am in the Cougar Mountain Recreation parking lot just off of highway 900. No parking pass required. This is a COVID King County Phase 3 hike. Please bring a face covering for wearing while passing others on the trail. Due to Covid restrictions, carpooling is not recommended with people outside of your house

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,640 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

We will meet at 7:45 am at the Cougar Mountain Recreation parking lot. There are porta potties and a kiosk. Please bring a mask to wear.  No parking pass required.

From I-90, take exit 15 signed Lake Sammamish/Renton Highway 900. At the stoplight at the end of the exit turn right onto Highway 900/Renton-Issaquah Road and go south toward Renton. From the stoplight drive 3.2 miles and turn left at the easy-to-miss driveway with a large blue Cougar Mountain Recreation sign. The large parking lot is straight ahead.

Please bring water and a snack. If it is rainy prepare with proper rain coat and no cotton jeans.  Please bring a mask for when we are passing other hikers.


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)
  11. Face mask
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