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Blue Lake Trail

Easy/Intermediate

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0.8 mile 1.4 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 12' 4 m
Descent: -361' -110 m
High: 7,676' 2,340 m
Low: 7,324' 2,232 m

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Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 28% (15°)

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A family friendly day trip or overnight camping trip.

Andy Mack

Features Birding · Lake · Swimming · Wildflowers

The road leading to the trailhead is closed between November and May.

Description

Starting at the trailhead, it is roughly 3/4 mile down to Blue Lake at a steady descent of about 400 ft. It is an out and back trail, so returning may be slightly more difficult as there will be a 400 ft. assent over 3/4 mile. There are numerous campsites around the lake, some larger ones for bigger groups. It is a busy site, so you'll want to get there early if you are camping to be sure that you get the campsite that you want. There is ample parking at the trailhead, and if that is full, there is another lot across the road that many use.

It can be muddy and wet when negotiating the area around the lake. This is a great trail for day running and for taking a younger family camping.

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Looking down from the top of the trail.
Jul 18, 2017 near Cascade, ID

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