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Blue Lake trail

North Cascades National Park, North Cascades National Park, WA
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Did the hike mid-afternoon in August. Mid 60s with some moderate rain on the hike back. Hiking up, it feels like you're going the wrong way and its tempting to turn back. But its definitely worth it. The trail is beautiful with great views of the snow capped mountains. The only thing I regret is not bringing anything to protect... More

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Rotonda, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Beautiful walk with a little scary snow hike. Walking stick and good shoes needed. Blue lake was white with ice. 80 degrees great views

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Today hiking with a fresh fall of snow on the ground, at times we wondered if we were heading in the right direction! Worth the hike, stunning views along the wat and the lake was very stunning, not sure if it was blue though!

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Newtown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

A tremendous reward for the moderate 2.2 mile hike up to the lake. Although the trails are a little sketchy going around the lake, I recommend going to the other side. Blue Lake reminded us of our trip to the Canadian Rockies last summer. Just a beautiful spot in the North Cascades.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Steady uphill walk for 2.2 miles to alpine lake. Starts out paralleling the road, hwy 20, so traffic noise. But after the switchback, peaceful. Nice flowers in the meadow after the deep, dark woods. Lots of Karner blue butterflies. The uphill feels l-o-n-g but once you get to Blue Lake, the payoff is spectacular. The lake is turquoise blue with... More

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Winthrop, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Moderate short hike to a wonderful alpine lake. Bring a swim suit - a brief dip in the snow filled lake is a great dare.

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This is a pleasant hike. We went with our ten year old daughter, teenage sons and a close friend. The view of the lake was exquisite. It is a gorgeous shade of blue with majestic mountains and trees. Do leave yourself plenty of time to hike in and out. It took us a little longer than expected. We were caught... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

We did this hike after already completing about 12 miles...which was a lot coming from the flatlands of Miami! We thought 2.2 isn't bad. Well about 1/2 way into it we couldn't believe how long 2.2 seemed! It was a wonderful hike though. Pretty walk through the forest...then into a meadow, through a rocky area and finally to the lake!... More

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