Day Hike - Bandera Mountain

Enjoy a day hike to Bandera for views and bear grass galore - tons of them!

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft

Meet at Tibbetts Park & Ride (Issaquah) at 6:30  a.m. for carpooling.  

 A Northwest Forest Pass is required.


The last portion of this hike is steep!  Please only sign-up for this if you are comfortable hiking up/down a very steep rocky unmaintained trail, with some scrambly sections.  Poles are required.  The pace will be moderate .

WTA Bandera Mtn




Bandera Mountain

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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