Ira Spring & Putrid Pete's Peak Trails


Day Hike - Bandera Mountain

Hike to the true summit of Bandera

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,550 ft

Tibbets Park & Ride in Issaquah, 7am.

Bandera seems to be getting popular, so let's try to get there on a weekday. If we are lucky we will have gorgeous views and beautiful wildflowers. WTA route description:

The ridge between West Summit (the false summit) and the true summit could be hard to follow, but the glory of reaching the true peak will make it all worth it. Make sure you are comfortable with travel on less-well-maintained trails; I'm not sure what to expect on the ridge. 

Pace will be moderate. We will plan to keep moving and take snack breaks as needed, but nobody will be left behind. 


Ira Spring & Putrid Pete's Peak Trails

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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