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Ira Spring (Mason Lake) Trail #1038

 4.3 (18)

Length


3.8 Miles 6.2 Kilometers


2,242' 683 m

Ascent

-157' -48 m

Descent

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

45%

Max Grade (24°)

4,277' 1,304 m

High

2,192' 668 m

Low

Shared By Brian Smith

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All Clear 10 days ago
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An old roadbed leading to Mason Lake and much more!

Brian Smith

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Start on an abandoned road grade, crossing Mason Creek at milepost 0.6 and continuing east for another mile before leaving the road grade to switchback up through open south-facing slopes to the junction with Bandera Mountain Trail.

At the junction take a right for a steep scramble up Bandera Mountain or continue 0.2 miles left to the ridgeline, which marks the boundary of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Continue 0.4 miles, losing 300 feet in elevation, to the Mason Lake outlet at milepost 3.4 and follow the west shoreline before gradually climbing to the junction with Mount Defiance Trail #1009 at milepost 4. From the junction, head west to Mount Defiance and Thompson Lake or east to Rainbow and Island Lakes.

Enjoy fantastic wildflowers displays late spring through summer. On a clear day find several vantage points with views of Mt. Rainier. Bandera Mountain summit is at 5,240 feet elevation.

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Dec 8, 2018
Jay Rosencrantz
Oct 20, 2018
Shihan Xu
Oct 15, 2018
Sophie Higbie
Up and away....
Oct 14, 2018
Rob Higbie
Up up up! Beautiful view of Mt. Ranier.
Sep 6, 2018
Mallorie Nuttall
Sep 1, 2018
Avery Vilbert
7.6 miles round trip
Aug 4, 2018
Ken Powers
8.3mi
Jul 22, 2018
Steve Latimer
Nice lake at top. Lucy swimming

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  4.3 from 18 votes

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