Mount Defiance

Hosted by Dragon Boating Meetup Group

Public group

This is a past event

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Issaquah Transit Center

1050 17th Ave NW · Issaquah, WA

How to find us

I drive a black Nissan Pathfinder.

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Mount Defiance is a 5,600ft summit on I-90 between Mailbox Peak and Bandera Mountain. We will start by taking the Ira Spring Trail to Mason Lake. Then we will continue on to Mount Defiance. The trail climbs up to a meadow on the South side of Mount Defiance where the views begin. After traversing across the meadow, we will take the super steep trail to the summit.

Distance: 12 miles rt.
Elevation gain: 3,400ft.
Rating: strenuous.
Pace: moderate.

This is a long hike. Bring plenty of water, food, and extra clothing in case the weather changes. Check the "About Us" page for more information on what to bring. Email the organizer if you have questions.

Now that the cold, wet weather is with us, everyone should dress in appropriate hiking gear. Expect it to be cold at the top. Please do not wear cotton, jeans or tennis shoes. With that said, for properly equipped hikers, we go rain or shine.

Only RSVP YES if you know you are going to attend. If your plans change, update your RSVP to NO as soon a possible to give someone else a chance to go in your place.

Directions. We will meet on the ground floor of the new Issaquah transit center to carpool to the trail head.

Bring some cash to cover the car pool fee and a stop for ice cream after the hike. 10-15 cents per mile is suggested for riders.

Note: A Northwest Forest Pass is required to park at the trail head.