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Blue Lake Trail

Intermediate

Trail

0.7 mile 1.1 kilometer point to point
82% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 178' 54 m
Descent: -108' -33 m
High: 4,096' 1,248 m
Low: 3,921' 1,195 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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A short and easy trail to Blue Lake.

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

Bring a swimming suit!

Description

This trail is short and sweet. You get most of the aspects of a high alpine trail, without all the work (the work is great, but time consuming). The trail starts on the left side of the parking lot. Just go along and take a left when it comes to an intersection with Dock Butte trail. There are several smaller 'social' trails that lead off of the main path. They are pretty easy to avoid as they are not maintained. Just keep on the path until you reach Blue Lake.

Flora & Fauna

There are many Douglas firs, wildflowers, berries, and a few cedars along this trail.

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Alpine lakes like this are just beauties.
Sep 4, 2018 near Sedro-W…, WA
Under Blue Lake.
Sep 4, 2018 near Sedro-W…, WA
A small boardwalk along the trail.
Sep 4, 2018 near Sudden…, WA
Blue Lake through the trees.
Sep 4, 2018 near Sedro-W…, WA
Blue Lake is a gorgeous alpine lake.
Sep 4, 2018 near Sedro-W…, WA
A clearing right before the lake.
Sep 4, 2018 near Sedro-W…, WA

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