Occasional breaks in the trees enable partial views of Rainier to the south. In another mile and a quarter, after a series of looping switchbacks, the trail to Bandera and the trail to Mason Lake part company as the way to Bandera heads straight uphill through a meadow of beargrass and bleached stumps of trees burned in a fire long ago.
The saving grace for those not used to this sort of climbing is that it is mercifully brief and boasts firm footing in the form of numerous rocks and boulders. The trail soon reaches a ridge and heads east along it.
At times, it becomes somewhat difficult to follow as it enters minor rock fields, until reaching Little Bandera, technically a false summit. The vast majority of people turn around here after pausing to picnic among the blocky granite and stunted firs. There is nothing false about the views-—this spot provides an excellent vantage of the ridge and meadows to the south, as well as across I to nearby peaks like McClellan Butte and the ubiquitous Rainier.
- Les Misérables 4 (French Edition).
- Inspired Living Series: Devotions for Couples, Devotions for Dieters, and Devotions for Runners (Christian Living).
- Lugar y Momento Equivocados (Spanish Edition).
- SKY-HOPPER: HI-TECH HERO #1: Please Dont Kill My Son.
- Home Value.
- Media in category "Bandera Pass"!
Turning around here gives you a round trip hike of 7 miles, with about feet of elevation gain; perfectly respectable for a day hike. If you must press on to the true summit, know that the trail gets hard to follow.
Shawnees Attack Comanches at Bandera Pass
You'll lose and then regain elevation as you follow the ridge. Few people venture out this way—-Bandera Mountain's actual summit is forested and holds no real attraction save for the glory of reaching a summit less than feet taller than the false summit you just stood on.
See weather forecast. Buy the Green Trails Bandera No. Download a map to plan your hike.
Take exit 45 off of I and turn north onto FR A little over three quarters of a mile from the exit, stay left onto FR Follow it to its end and the trailhead for the Ira Spring Trail Road is one-lane gravel and dirt. What are Trackable Items? View all 17 bookmark lists Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache.
GNIS Detail - Bandera Pass
This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published. A cache by txrancher Send Message to Owner Message this owner. Difficulty: Terrain:.
Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!
Sign up Login. Looking for a different adventure? Please note Use of geocaching.
This cache is located near a state monument on Highway half way between Bandera and Kerrville. The container is a camoflaged ammo can.