Ira Spring Trail to Mason Lake, Mount Defiance, and Bandera Mountain

North Bend, Washington

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With multiple worthwhile destinations, this hike is really three trails in one—two difficult options climb the high peaks of either Mount Defiance or Bandera Mountain, while a moderate option leads to peaceful Mason Lake in between. No matter which one you choose, vibrant wildflowers, alpine wilderness, and great views will be your reward.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Seattle - Including Bellevue, Everett, and Tacoma

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Seattle - Including Bellevue, Everett, and Tacoma

by Andrew Weber and Bryce Stevens (Menasha Ridge Press)

With multiple worthwhile destinations, this hike is really three trails in one—two difficult options climb the high peaks of either Mount Defiance or Bandera Mountain, while a moderate option leads to peaceful Mason Lake in between. No matter which one you choose, vibrant wildflowers, alpine wilderness, and great views will be your reward.

© 2016 Andrew Weber and Bryce Stevens/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: North Bend
Distance: 10
Elevation Gain: 3,450 feet
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: Half to all day
Season: Hikable late spring—early fall
Trailhead Elevation: 2,250 feet
Top Elevation: 5,700 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: 425-888-1421; www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mbs/recarea/?recid=17992
Local Maps: Green Trails: Bandera 206; USGS Bandera
Driving Directions: Directions to Ira Spring Trail to Mason Lake, Mount Defiance, and Bandera Mountain

Recent Trail Reviews

7/21/2008
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Totally worth the treck. In July there was the most beautiful wild flowers plus some lingering snow caps to make the landscape unforgetable!



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