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Mason Lake is a popular 6.7 mile round trip hike near North Bend, Washington. The lake is reachable by the Ira Spring Memorial Trail which is currently open for hikers. The lake is best to visit during the summer months, but is able to be hiked year round. The parking at the trail head requires a $5 parking fee.
The hike has an elevation gain of 2,293 feet and has an upward incline for the majority of the hike. The view at the top of the trail offers extraordinary views of Mason Lake. The Ira Spring Memorial Trailhead is a 35 minute drive from North Bend.
Mount Rainier is also visible along the hike and there is also plenty of wildflowers. The trail can get crowded at times, so it is worth getting to the parking lot early in the morning to guarantee a parking spot.
A mask is recommended on the trail in places when in close proximity to other people.