I hiked Margaret’s Way, a 6-mile roundtrip jaunt with 1,500 ft. of elevation gain. I stopped by each viewpoint. Supposedly, you can see Mt. Rainier on a clear day, but there was too much haze from the wildfires.
The dirt trail is wide and well-maintained. And that is good. But frankly, I was disappointed by the payoff. At the end of the hike, I was not rewarded with beautiful panoramic views. At the end of the Margaret’s Way trail is another trail.
I walked a bit farther to Debbie’s view, where you can see surrounding mountains, though the view is obstructed by trees.
The flora got repetitive: ferns, fallen logs, mossy trees. I was so excited to see any animal, even a slug. On the trail there were black slugs, banana slugs, even a garter snake.