Squak Mountain May Valley Loop Trail is a 6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Issaquah, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Squak Mountain State Park has a network of 13 miles of hiking trails and 6 miles of horse trails. There are multiple trailheads. The trail is accessible year-round for day-use. Dogs on leash are also able to use this trail. Squak Mountain State Park has a network of 13 miles of hiking trails and 6 miles of horse trails. There are multiple trailheads. It is a good idea to have a good map and a compass or GPS navigation device to navigate this park. Maps are available at: http://your.kingcounty.gov/ftp/gis/web/vmc/recreation/bct_cougarsquaktiger_brochure.pdf http://www.switchbacks.com/maps/PDFs/Squak_Mountain.pdf http://www.parks.wa.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/1949
Great hike. No snow
I like hikes with there's no people around, so this one was pretty good. Pretty good uphill to tire you out a little bit, especially towards the end of my hike. I went about 3 1/2 miles up to some fireplace sort of near the top. It was snowy all around and a pretty tiring hike if you take it fast. Trees everywhere, the trail is very easy to follow, even in the snow. Great for my first hike in Washington.
Another one of my favorites
this awesome, but steep