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Blue Lake trail

North Cascades National Park, North Cascades National Park, WA
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Early october hike

Did this hike after Maple Loop trail as I had still time to kill in NCNP. This hike is one of my... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2016
swimm3r31
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Le Moule, Guadeloupe
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2.2 miles to a great view

Spent a week in the North Cascades. This was a nice trail. Good workout with great views at the... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
msscuba671
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Bellevue, Washington
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Did this hike after Maple Loop trail as I had still time to kill in NCNP. This hike is one of my best memories of this park. Easy hike with beautiful views of an alpine lake. It was early october so the colors were turning...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Spent a week in the North Cascades. This was a nice trail. Good workout with great views at the end. I went as part of a service project with the Forest Service. We planted pink and white heather for restoration work, and sedge grasses along...More

Thank msscuba671
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We were driving the North Cascades Highway (State Route 20) from Marblemount to Chelan and this was the perfect way to break up the drive and stretch our legs. The trail is four and one-half mile round trip with 1050 feet of elevation gain. It...More

1  Thank Davis K
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The trail is rocky or narrow in some places, so it may be a little challenging for weak knees, but the views are definitely worth it. We experienced tiny ice pellets, so be prepared if the forecast is for possible showers.

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The park ranger at the Visitor Center gave me 2 recommended 2 hour hikes and I only had time to pick one. One was the Cutthroat Lake Trail, which is an easy 3.8 miles round trip hike with a 400 ft. elevation gain. Instead of...More

Thank NeoWasHere
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Perfect length for a half day. Easy route up nothing really strenuous. The pay off far exceeds the effort to get up there. Don't be put off by the altitude climb, it's easy and well marked. No chance of getting lost. The lake is nestled...More

Thank Azardamus
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I loved this hike but then again I love glacial water! What's not to love about the blue-green color? To be rewarded by that view when you end, well fantastic. Throw in a wild mountain goat and well you have one fantastic hike! It was...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 22 July 2016

The sign says 1100 feet of elevation gain in 2.2 miles. But it is so gradual that it's really not an issue. Trail is in good shape, some snow (July 7th). We were told we might see some Mtn Goats, but no. Good views and...More

Thank hilltopx
Reviewed 19 November 2015

This was a great hike despite the rain! It's quite short so easy for most ability levels. The ride out on the mountain roads is quite long - 30 minutes through potholes (best to take a tall car) so just hang in there, you'll get...More

2  Thank SheHeartsEarth
Reviewed 30 October 2015

This is great if you are after something that isn't too physical. The ride up is beautiful, make sure you stop to look at some of the streams from the bridges. We didn't measure how long it took to go up but the car ride...More

1  Thank Rob_Bob85
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