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Address: North Cascades National Park, North Cascades National Park, WA
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Great hike

Nice for a family (not easy as there is a up hill). The bonus is when you get to the lake and you can take a nice swim (cold water) but very nice views.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Redmond, Washington
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Redmond, Washington
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80 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Nice for a family (not easy as there is a up hill). The bonus is when you get to the lake and you can take a nice swim (cold water) but very nice views.

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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118 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

not a very long hike that ends with a beautiful clean cold lake. you can camp but it is not necessary can make the trip up and down in a day easy.

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Bozeman, Montana
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A great 4.5 mile round-trip hike to a beautiful lake set below dramatic peaks. The trail is well-marked and takes you through forest with a couple of big views en route. The lake is a beautiful deep blue and there are some good rocks and points to sit on at the lake for a picnic.

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Nutley, New Jersey
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446 reviews
232 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

If you want to experience the North Cascade National Park, take this trail. It is beautiful pine trees, wonderful mountain views, gorgeous wildflowers, and at the end...an amazingly clear lake. If you walk, you can complete this trail. By the lake, there were hikers from age 5 to 75. I'd recommend sneakers (not flip flops) and water. The trail is... More 

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Tacoma, WA
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Well maintained gradual grade trail with amazing views of Liberty Bell. Went 7-27-15... temps a little chilly, needed a fleece when got to lake....only a few mosquitoes. Saw no mountain goats but sign at start of trail gives warning. Want to return in fall to see golden larches. Take your binoculars to look for climbers and goats. Met several families... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We went there in first week of November .we saw some snow in parking area and were skeptical whether to proceed or not since we were not used to hike in snow however we asked some people who were returning back and they said its really very beautiful up there ,its a sight one should not miss so we decided... More 

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Banks, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

First, let me start by saying that I am somewhat used to hiking several miles through forests just to see a lake or river or what-have-you. But this hike was very pretty from the very start. Right at the trailhead, being in late September, colors were beginning to show on the ground (like the tundra in Alaska). That gave me... More 

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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74 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This hike was absolutely stunning. Probably my favorite hike to date. The Butte Dock half is somewhat difficult, but if you only do the Blue Lake trail it's fairly easy.

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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 via mobile

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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