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Best Short Hike

We loved doing this short hike on the first afternoon after driving from SeaTac. Beautiful forest... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nettie2010
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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One of the best hikes ever!

We did this hike a year ago and then again this past August. This is probably one of the most... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
raul_rmb
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Ohio City, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We loved doing this short hike on the first afternoon after driving from SeaTac. Beautiful forest and mountain ridges in the distance but the lake is quite small. If you have limited time and can do longer hikes, I preferred the diversity of Maple Pass...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did this hike a year ago and then again this past August. This is probably one of the most beautiful hikes we have ever done. This second time around, our two kids (9 and 5 years old) came along, as well as, their grandparents...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked this moderate trail on a lovely, sunny day at the end of August. We experienced beautiful views of mountain peaks, glaciers, wildflowers and the spectacular lake. The lake was a gorgeous emerald green colour in the shallower end and a spectacular royal blue...More

Thank Zooks13
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed this moderate hike from beginning to end. Experienced beautiful views of the mountains, glaciers, wild flowers and lake. We also saw a black bear that was walking the trail path in front of us about a 10th of a mile...More

1  Thank Le1091
Reviewed September 27, 2017

Fifteen of us were visiting Winthrop for 4th of July and decided to hike Blue Lake. There was still quite a bit of snow so we took walking sticks/hiking poles and we are glad we did. Absolutely spectacular view at the top and many of...More

Thank misopiso88
Reviewed September 6, 2017

About five miles round trip, with 1000 feet of elevation gain. Beautiful hike through the woods, with stunning views of wildflowers and Cascade peaks along the way, including the "back side" of Liberty Bell Mountain, where we saw rock climbers starting up. Blue Lake is...More

3  Thank Judy C
Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

This is a 2.2 mile hike one way to a beautiful lake in the cascades. Enjoyed the hike up, which is probably "moderate", not too steep. Gorgeous mountIn peaks, flowers and the lake was crystal blue.

3  Thank Amy L
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

You will hike in shade of the trees all the way up to the lovely lake on the top. It is a very nice hike . The reward is on the top. There are some mountain creeks crossing your path to the top. If you...More

1  Thank Anna G
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Did this hike after Maple Loop trail as I had still time to kill in NCNP. This hike is one of my best memories of this park. Easy hike with beautiful views of an alpine lake. It was early october so the colors were turning...More

1  Thank swimm3r31
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Spent a week in the North Cascades. This was a nice trail. Good workout with great views at the end. I went as part of a service project with the Forest Service. We planted pink and white heather for restoration work, and sedge grasses along...More

2  Thank msscuba671
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