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Blue Lake trail

North Cascades National Park, North Cascades National Park, WA
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Type: Trails, Outdoors
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Type: Trails, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Havelock North, New Zealand
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44 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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!

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Newtown, PA
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72 attraction reviews
411 helpful votes 411 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.

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Wisconsin
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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 

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Winthrop, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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.

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Utah
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39 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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 

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