Blue Lake

Marblemount, Washington

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Blue Lake is a lovely destination for a cool run on a hot day. The trail is easily accessible from State Route 20 and provides a nice break if you’re doing a long drive across the mountains. This is a nice, gradual, uphill run on the way in and runnable downhill on the way out. The trail starts in a silver fir forest (A) and passes some wildflower meadows before it begins to go up. On the ascent, the surrounding scenery reveals itself. Cutthroat Peak and the craggy peaks of Whistler Mountain jut out to the west, and just above you on the trail are the cliffs of Liberty Bell and Early Winters Spires.
50 Trail Runs in Washington

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50 Trail Runs in Washington

by Cheri Pompeo Gillis (The Mountaineers Books)

Blue Lake is a lovely destination for a cool run on a hot day. The trail is easily accessible from State Route 20 and provides a nice break if you’re doing a long drive across the mountains. This is a nice, gradual, uphill run on the way in and runnable downhill on the way out.

The trail starts in a silver fir forest (A) and passes some wildflower meadows before it begins to go up. On the ascent, the surrounding scenery reveals itself. Cutthroat Peak and the craggy peaks of Whistler Mountain jut out to the west, and just above you on the trail are the cliffs of Liberty Bell and Early Winters Spires.

©  Cheri Pompeo Gillis/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Trail Running
Nearby City: Marblemount
Distance: 4.6
Elevation Gain: 800 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: July through October
Local Contacts: Okanogan National Forest
Local Maps: North Cascades National Park, USGS Washington Pass
Driving Directions: Directions to Blue Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

9/7/2009
1

Great run, but the boulder field presented a problem. Anyways, the view is great and the trail was even better.



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