Ira Spring & Putrid Pete's Peak Trails


Day Hike - Bandera Mountain

Moderate-pace hike to Bandera Mountain. Option to tag the true summit for dedicated peakbaggers.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,900 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,245 ft
  • Pace: 2mph

Tibbets Park & Ride (exit 15 off I-90), 7am for carpooling. Drivers to the trailhead will need a Northwest Forest Pass.

Enjoy a beautiful hike on a weekday - there have been reports of gorgeous wildflowers, and the trail is snow-free. We'll aim to keep moving, with occasional snack breaks and a lunch break at the summit (or lake?) but nobody will be left behind. While the pace is moderate, please be prepared for the elevation gain - this should not be your first hike of the season.

Here's the WTA description. My hiking book says: "In spite of the hard work, the hike to Bandera Mountain is worth every step." Let's find out!


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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