We headed over to the new trailhead for the recently-opened Margaret's Way trail on Saturday morning. The parking lot is a decent size and we were surprised to see only one other car there when we arrived. The only trail off of this parking lot is the new Margaret's Way trail and it's almost a three mile climb up on to Squak from there-- so not an easy stroll! Once you get up closer to the top of the mountain there is access to many other trails, however. It took us about an hour just to climb this section.
Belia and I in front of the Bullitt Fireplace on Squak.
Garmin results of the route.
The running was pretty evenly balanced with hiking and we ended up with almost 3,200 feet of elevation gain over the 10 miles. No joke!
Elevation profile of the run.
I really liked the trails on Squak. Most of the trails were nicely groomed, a few spots were a bit overgrown, but nothing bad. All of the trails were very runnable, or rather, they are if you aren't slowed to a walk by the elevation gain!
Definitely looking forward to exploring more of Squak Mountain!