Ira Spring Trail

North Bend, Washington

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Photographer and trails advocate Ira Spring campaigned for the building of this trail for thirty years, and I am sure he would have loved to have walked the finished trail, which was completed shortly after he passed away. Today you can see for yourself that it was worth the wait and is worthy of his name. The trail takes hikers high above the Snoqualmie valley, with views west on a clear day to Seattle, east toward the pass, and south to a part of the Iron Horse Trail. Children will love the challenge of the steep trail and the reward of Mason Lake, waiting on the other side of Bandera Ridge. They may even want to climb Mount Defiance above the lake.
Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades

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Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades

by Joan Burton (The Mountaineers Books)

Photographer and trails advocate Ira Spring campaigned for the building of this trail for thirty years, and I am sure he would have loved to have walked the finished trail, which was completed shortly after he passed away.

Today you can see for yourself that it was worth the wait and is worthy of his name. The trail takes hikers high above the Snoqualmie valley, with views west on a clear day to Seattle, east toward the pass, and south to a part of the Iron Horse Trail. Children will love the challenge of the steep trail and the reward of Mason Lake, waiting on the other side of Bandera Ridge. They may even want to climb Mount Defiance above the lake.

©  Joan Burton/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: North Bend
Distance: 6
Elevation Gain: 2,100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: Day hike
Season: June-October
Trailhead Elevation: 2,280 feet
Top Elevation: 4,380 feet
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 206 Bandera
Driving Directions: Directions to Ira Spring Trail

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9/3/2011
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Beautiful hike, challenging but not too hard and awesome lake at the end



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Apr 2018