Mount Defiance and Mason Lake Trail

HARD 73 reviews

Mount Defiance and Mason Lake Trail is a 10 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4041 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Hike to the top of Mt. Defiance for views of surrounding alpine lakes

hiking
4 minutes ago

Amazing Trail to Mason Lake. With the exception of the gigantic swarm of mosquitos that won't stop bothering you (bring a repellant☺).

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1 month ago

Made it to the top of Mount Defiance but had to tread through quite a bit of snow. Trail is unsteady in a lot of areas but it's doable if you take caution.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Didn't make it to mount defiance cuz the snow is pretty unstable and I fell in a few times. I did go to lake mason and then came back and up the other side of the lake - awesome view! I did not want to leave : )

hiking
2 months ago

This was a great hike! There were a lot of potholes getting to the entrance so drive slow. Once you get on the trail the beginning had lots of fallen branches and debris. Past that the trail goes straight up. Kicks your butt!! I didn't make it to the lake because it snowed a couple days ago and it was too thick. Hope to go back in a few weeks when everything has melted. Made it 2.5 miles before turning around. Went up twice just for cardio and it was 9.8 miles round trip.

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10 months ago

Never have a stopped so frequently on a hike just to take pictures. You'll enjoy awesome views the entire length of the trail. The trail is pretty easy for the first 4 miles. However once you pass the sign that says Mt. Defiance you can expect one FIERCLY DEFIANT mountain! The last mile was grueling and the turn to the summit was so subtle I almost missed it (thank you AllTrails map!). One of the single best hikes I've done to date. Loved it.

10 months ago

Mount defiance is a beast. It took us 6 hours round trip (we ventured off to another lake for 30 minutes). From Mason lake it is at least another hour to an hour and half. Hard but worth it. Going to take my dad up it in the spring. It keeps going up. You have to follow the trail and just keep going. You will reach the top.