We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Blue Lake trail

North Cascades National Park, North Cascades National Park, WA
Improve this listing
Type: Trails
22 visitor photos
Write a Review

7 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    5
    2
    0
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Rotonda, Florida, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
42 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newtown, PA
Top Contributor
246 reviews 246 reviews
65 attraction reviews
394 helpful votes 394 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wisconsin
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Winthrop, Washington
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Utah
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Blue Lake trail also viewed

North Cascades National Park, WA
North Cascades National Park, WA
 
North Cascades National Park, WA
North Cascades National Park, WA
 

Been to Blue Lake trail? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Blue Lake trail, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing