Mount Margaret Winter Sports Area

Area Status: Closed

At the top of this route enjoy views of Mt. Margaret with Lake Margaret below and the Mt. Stuart range to the northeast. Follow the road southeast for approximately a mile and a half from the snow-bermed road end. The road follows curves around the base of Rampart Ridge. After crossing Wolfe Creek, climb and switchback, then at approximately 3.2 miles the road splits. The left fork climbs another half mile to approximately 3,600 feet to the Mt. Margaret hike trailhead. Stay to the east side of the clearing as you go uphill. Continue to the ridge crest to the north. The last half mile is in the trees to the crest/ridge just below the true summit of Mt. Margaret.

Area shared with snowmobiles.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for the season.
Permit Info: Sno-Park ungroomed parking permit required.
Information Center: Call Snoqualmie Ranger District, North Bend Office at 425-888-1421or Snoqualmie Pass Visitor Center at 425-434-6111.

General Information


Take Exit 54 off I-90 and turn north, proceeding under the I-90 overpass. Go a few hundred yards and then turn east onto Forest Service road 4832, which parallels the westbound lanes of I-90. Proceed to where the road ends by a snow-bermed turnaround. Park on the shoulder side of the road--do not block the turnaround.

General Notes:

This snowshoe route is neither marked nor maintained. Always carry the 10 essentials and have good route-finding skills when venturing into the backcountry. Call ahead for the D.O.T. Road Report at 511 and for avalanche conditions at the Northwest Avalanche Center, 206-526-6677.

Try Summit at Snoqualmie Nordic Center at Exit 54 for groomed, marked and maintained snowshoe trails. Call them at 425-434-6708 for more information.


XC Skiing/Snowshoeing


General Info:

Safety Information

Avalanche Danger: Avalanche hazards and terrain exist along this route. Check forecast and current conditions at the Northwest Avalanche Center, 206-526-6677.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
9 miles round-trip

  Elevation : 
Gain: 2800 feet - High Point: 2600 feet