Margaret and Lillian
I drove past the official Mount Margaret trail head on Road 4934, drove up the single lane spur road, and parked where the trail starts. There isn't a gate on this road, although there are two yellow posts that used to hold a gate. The single lane road was rough, I bottomed out twice. There was only room for a couple cars to park at the end.
I first hiked to Lake Lillian. This was a very enjoyable walk with some nice views.
Then I hiked back to Mount Margaret. I found a very faint and easy to miss boot path that runs east directly uphill to the saddle between the summit and the southern sub-summit.
On the way back I took the well-traveled boot path that runs from the summit, over the south summit, and south down to the main trail.
It was a lovely hike, but it is too bad we do not have a real parking lot at the trail head. Hiking the logging road from the official trail head would be uninspiring.
approx. 2,050 feet
6 hours 26 minutes
1 hour 11 minutes driving there from Lower Queen Anne to Mount Margaret trail head (past the gate)
2 hours 35 minutes hiking from Mount Margaret trail head to Lake Lillian
1 hour 29 minutes hiking from Lake Lillian to summit of Mount Margaret
57 minutes hiking from summit of Mount Margaret to Mount Margaret trail head
1 hour 30 minutes driving back from Mount Margaret trail head to Lower Queen Anne
55 Hikes Around Snoqualmie Pass: Mountains to Sound Greenway
Seattle Outdoors: Hiking & Cycling-Puget Sound and Cascades
Granite Mountain from the Mount Margaret trail
Mount Margaret from the Mount Margaret trail
Southwest side of Rampart Ridge SE Peak
South sides of Dungeon Peak and Rampart Ridge
Grasses in ice
South side of Dungeon Peak
Chaos, ice, bubbles, and moss
Dungeon Peak from Mount Margaret
Rampart Ridge SE Peak from Mount Margaret
SE side of Mount Margaret
Copyright © 2004 Gabriel Deal.