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Ira Spring (Mason Lake) Trail #1038

 4.3 (17)

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

Conditions


All Clear 8 days ago
Dry - Trail is in great condition and the water is a comfortable temperature! History

Getting forecast...

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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Aug 4, 2018
Ken Powers
8.3mi
Jul 14, 2018
Britni Rae
Jul 14, 2018
Patrick Mason
Beautiful day for a hike. The bugs were a little pesky in the morning but eventually subsided. The lake water was cold and refreshing after the hike. 7.6mi
Jul 14, 2018
Al Valvano
7.5mi
Jun 2, 2018
Vijay Goyal
Statrted at 715 and back by 1145
Dec 2, 2017
Josh Rosen
8.4mi
Nov 15, 2017
Linda Kim
Nov 12, 2017
Cameron Martin

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  4.3 from 17 votes

#435

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  4.3 from 17 votes
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