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

Perfect length for a half day. Easy route up nothing really strenuous. The pay off far exceeds the effort to get up there. Don't be put off by the altitude climb, it's easy and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Azardamus
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect length for a half day. Easy route up nothing really strenuous. The pay off far exceeds the effort to get up there. Don't be put off by the altitude climb, it's easy and well marked. No chance of getting lost. The lake is nestled in a snow bowl and even in late august there was still snow. If you... More 

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Thank Azardamus
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556 reviews
210 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this hike but then again I love glacial water! What's not to love about the blue-green color? To be rewarded by that view when you end, well fantastic. Throw in a wild mountain goat and well you have one fantastic hike! It was my favorite hike we did.

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Thank Lisa S
Greenleaf, Idaho
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

The sign says 1100 feet of elevation gain in 2.2 miles. But it is so gradual that it's really not an issue. Trail is in good shape, some snow (July 7th). We were told we might see some Mtn Goats, but no. Good views and a nice trail.

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Thank hilltopx
Burscough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 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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2 Thank SheHeartsEarth
Burscough, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 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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118 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 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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Bozeman, Montana
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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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New Jersey
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585 reviews
299 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 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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6 attraction reviews
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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