Blue Lake itself is a multiuse, beautiful forested lake tucked deep in the woods. But perhaps Blue Lake isn’t the only reason you go! The hiker-only trail to the lake is a vision in green and a fascination in many ways. Running parallel to Blue Lake Creek, the trail shakes hands with high basalt canyon walls, formed by volcanic eruptions beneath a glacier.
When the basalt flow cooled quickly from the melting glacier, it created long strands of rock, some of which looks like spaghetti. Small caves are also tucked in the cliff walls, piquing your curiosity about what might be living there. The raging creek drops to small seasonal waterfalls and keeps you company nearly the whole hike.
Randle, WA - Backpacking,Fishing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.5