Bandera Mountain Summit

HARD 50 reviews

Bandera Mountain Summit is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3293 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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Take I-90 east. Exit 45. Turn left. Follow the Forest Road for ~3miles. Road is gravel but there is a parking lot, at the trailhead, with video-surveillance. Recreation Pass required.

hiking
11 days ago

It's hard to rate the trail when the coolest part was enveloped in thick fog. I'll be redoing this hike in a clear summer day next year. As of this morning, the last half mile of trail to the summit is covered in snow. When the trail splits off to the summit or Mason lake, it's very wet, slippery slush. As I got higher, it was a winter wonderland. Beautiful, but scary when your scrambling over huge shards of rock. I was worried about post holing, but kept to the footprints and was fine. Bring gloves! You'll be using your hands on snow. Microspikes would have been nice too.

Good hike

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18 days ago

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22 days ago

This was nice, but I prefer forking Left and going to Mason Lake and Mt. Defiance. We went in light October snow and were very glad to have micro spikes and hiking poles because it was so slippery.

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25 days ago

1 month ago

Beautiful views...almost reminds me of mail box ..a must...loved feeding the

hiking
2 months ago

Great hard hike and the views are very amazing lots of water is recommended

2 months ago

Tough hike but very self satisfying, bring lots of water, bugs were moderate

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2 months ago

2 months ago

One of the most well kept trails I've ever hiked here in Washington. Gradual elevation change most of the way until like the last half mile. great views from the top from both sides.

2 months ago

What a great view at the summit! But!! It's very very challenging hike.

2 months ago

Check it off the list. Great views of Mt Rainier, McClellan Butte, Mt. Defiance and Mason Lake. Harder than Mt. Si because hiking up the last mile is super steep and rocky. I'm not usually afraid of heights but this one was a little stressful ;) Lots of bugs at the top, including butterflies :)

hiking
3 months ago

Best hike ever! Hard but worth it!

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