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Mount Defiance

based on 655 tracks & routes #33 hike out of 988 in
9.9 mi
Distance
4 hrs 26 min
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terrain
3,321 ft
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Overview

This is a difficult out and back trail to Mount Defiance in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

This trail goes by Mount Rainier View and Ira Spring Trail.



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    4 years, 9 months ago
    Fun hike! Beautiful finish at mount defiance.
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    5 years, 4 months ago
    Nice hike. It's been a few years since I've done this popular hike. Dec.2 @ 8:00am start with the parking lot half full. I took the old Mason Lake trail up to avoid the Ira Springs trail and the groups ahead of me. About 1/2 up to the lake the snow started. One has to be careful crossing the creek and traveling on the boulders with the light snow covering. Once I hit the main trail again it was well packed down. About 6 people headed up to Defiance before me so the trail was okay and I didn't wear gaitors or micro-spikes. The top was in the clouds so no views. I took the Ira Springs trail down from Mason Lake. On my way down I met a number of people heading up and the parking lot was full when I go back.
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barbhyatt 3 years, 8 months ago
Mt Defiance
Leslie Jeffrey I’ve always wanted to do this one, and it did not disappoint! It was a hot day, and Leslie struggled. We got a little off trail after Mason Lake, but were soon working our way up Defiance. There is a steep wooded section that eventually broke out into a beautiful wildflower meadow that traversed the south flank of Defiance. The trail then heads steeply north. The 360 views from the summit are stunning, with mountains and lakes.
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peerzat 4 years, 9 months ago
Mount Defiance
With oatmeal and Ben. Ben stayed overnight at mason lake.
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