Mount Defiance and Mason Lake

North Bend, Washington 98045

Mount Defiance and Mason Lake

Mount Defiance and Mason Lake Professional Review and Guide

"This 10.5-mile trek past alpine lakes climbs to an expansive vista at the summit of Mount Defiance.

The trail begins on the bones of a repurposed fire road, with a grade suitable for conveying heavy machinery up a mountainside. A few streams need to be forded before the trail becomes serious, leaving the young forest behind for a much steeper path up the mountain. The dusty trail moves beyond the pines for ever-larger glimpses at the valley below. Once the trail sheds the last of the trees, enormous views are your compensation for being fully exposed to the elements."

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Trail Information

North Bend
Nearby City
3,400 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
6-7 hours
Snoqualmie Ranger District— North Bend Office, 902 SE North Bend Way, Bldg. 1, North Bend, WA 98045; (425) 8881421;
Local Contacts
USGS Bandera; Green Trails Map #206 (Bandera)
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Aug 2018