Blue Lake Trail

Stehekin, WA
Length: 5.30 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

[Total: 2    Average: 3/5]
Take this moderate walk through the sub-alpine forest to the luminous waters of Blue Lake on this out-and-back style hike in the North Cascades. Keep an eye open for Washington’s iconic Larch trees and their vibrant yellow needles.

Submitted by Joe Linehan

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall and Summer
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 958 ft.
Stroller friendly No
Stroller terrain No Wheels
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception None
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Camping Nearby, Fishing, Lake, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

Mountain goats and Larch trees!

Trail Contributor

[Total: 2    Average: 3/5]

Hike it Baby Trail Guide is managed by the Family Trail Guide team. If a trail has been “abandoned” by the initial owner, it gets adopted by the team. Also, if there are no trails in the area, the Family Trail Guide team researches trails that are family friendly in the area to insure that hikes cover all areas where Hike it Baby hikes.


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Getting There

From Burlington, drive east on the North Cascades Highway 20. The trailhead is located on the south side of the road between mileposts 161 and 162.