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.