Day Hike - Little Bandera Mountain


Day Hike - Little Bandera Mountain

Bear grass and mountain views are the highlight of this trail. This is a strenuous hike at a moderate pace.

  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,400 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

Tibbett's Lot, 7 AM.

This is a strenuous hike, the last part is especially steep. We will not reach the true summit of Bandera. If the day is fine, we will have good views where we stop. If not, we can still enjoy the Bear grass meadow. We will hike at a moderate pace - approx. 2 mph while moving. That is my pace and I can't lead any faster. If it is a hot day, we make take a detour on the way down to Mason Lake.

Improvements have begun to the forest service road. Should be a better drive this year.


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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