Summer Hike Idea: Margaret’s Way

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On National Trails Day (June 6), King County Parks and the WTA unveiled the new Margaret’s Way hike in the Issaquah Alps. The hike is a short 15 minute drive from Seattle. To access the hike from I-90, take exit 15 signed Lake Sammamish/Renton Highway 900. Turn right onto Highway 900/Renton-Issaquah Road and go south for 3.3 miles. Turn left into a driveway off the side of the road and park in one of the 24 parking spaces. Click here for a map. Hikers begin their trek by walking up the short access road to the trail head. From there, the hike meanders up the Cougar/Squak Corridor through big leaf maples, mossy overgrowth and large cedars. The trail technically finishes at Five Corners but hikers are encouraged to continue onto Debbie’s View; a picturesque sight of Mt. Rainier. At around 5.5 miles round trip and with an elevation gain of 1500 ft., this is an excellent day hike. So come check it out for a fun summertime adventure!

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