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Address: North Cascades National Park, North Cascades National Park, WA
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This was a great hike despite the rain! It's quite short so easy for most ability levels. The ride out on the mountain roads is quite long - 30 minutes through potholes (best to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
SheHeartsEarth
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Burscough, United Kingdom
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Burscough, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This was a great hike despite the rain! It's quite short so easy for most ability levels. The ride out on the mountain roads is quite long - 30 minutes through potholes (best to take a tall car) so just hang in there, you'll get there eventually! Beautiful scenery throughout the drive and during the hike. **Need a national park... More 

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Burscough, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This is great if you are after something that isn't too physical. The ride up is beautiful, make sure you stop to look at some of the streams from the bridges. We didn't measure how long it took to go up but the car ride from the trailhead to the main road was 30 minutes. Watch out for potholes as... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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88 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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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Thank Guy M
Snoqualmie, Washington
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142 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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1 Thank Nathan Y
Bozeman, Montana
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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494 reviews
259 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 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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1 Thank travelingrm
Tacoma, WA
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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 via mobile

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 26 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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4 Thank OregonExplorer
Oak Harbor, Washington
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74 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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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