My best friend and her husband came to visit the first weekend of May, and we set out on our second hike of the season! This time we went down to the Snoqualmie Region and hiked the Ira Spring Trail to Mason Lake. It was a 6.5 mile roundtrip hike, and we had a beautiful day for it.
One of my favorite things about hikes in this area is the chance to get a view of Mt. Rainier on a clear day!
The first 1.5 – 2 miles of the trail have a gradual incline, and then it sharply increases. We stopped for lots of breaks to enjoy the view!
It was another beautiful alpine lake and definitely worth the effort to get there. We had a great picnic lunch on some rocks by the shore.
An added bonus to the hike is that Snoqualmie Falls was on the way home! It’s only about 30 minutes from where we live, but neither J nor I had been to see it yet.
It was pretty incredible! And a great way to end another day in the mountains.
Length: 6.5 miles roundtrip
Elevation Gain: 2420 feet