Blue Lake/ Dock Butte Trail

Grassmere, Washington 98237

Blue Lake/ Dock Butte Trail

Blue Lake/ Dock Butte Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Two short hikes that can be served together or enjoyed à la carte. The azure waters of Blue Lake sitting pretty in a talus- and meadow-ringed cirque will wash your blues away. Or see what’s up, Dock.

From this former lookout site, bask in the beauty of Mount Baker. One of the best viewing points from the south of the colossal volcano, Dock Butte packs the same meadow magic and alpine splendor as Park Butte but with a fraction of the crowds."

Blue Lake/ Dock Butte Trail Reviews

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I made the trip out to Blue Lake with just my 11 month son first, I loved it so much I took my wife and 14 year old daughter three days later. The lake is a very easy hike and we will return with the whole family next year for some overnight stays. there are some excellent campsites that beg to be stayed at. after an hour or two of relaxing and blueberry gorging, we attempted the Dock Butte Trail, but it is much more difficult. We only made it about 3/4 the way, to the base of the final climb. But it was worth the trip. We saw Bear scat and some clear paw prints in the middle of the trail, but missed the bear himself somehow.

Blue Lake/ Dock Butte Trail Photos

Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
1,300 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
3,800 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,210 feet
Top Elevation
Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, Mount Baker Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails Hamilton No. 45
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018