Ira Spring & Putrid Pete's Peak Trails


Day Hike - Ira Spring Trail

Mason Lake - Ira Spring Memorial

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft

7:45 AM at Issaquah Park and Ride

This is a great early summer hike that offers great views, wildflowers, and a beautiful gem lake in the forest looking out to a full view of Bandera Mountain on the other side. The hike will be at a 9-11 year old pace (for both girls and boys), moderately challenging for children of this age, but well within the reach of children with some similar hiking experience. We will take a leisurely pace, stopping frequently for breaks, to observe the natural world, and to make sure this is a fun and rewarding experience for the kids. Please note, adults must bring a child with them on this hike in order to participate. The trail condition is excellent and starts out for the first mile as a winding road that has converted into more of a trail, passes a waterfall, then a recently constructed trail gradually switch backs part way up Bandera Mountain to open views and a small pass/overlook, and then descends to our destination Mason Lake. Please email @ if you have any questions.


Ira Spring & Putrid Pete's Peak Trails

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