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Blue Lake Trail is an easy 0.7 mile hike that leads to a picturesque subalpine lake. The trail begins in an old clear-cut and then quickly enters the timber. A junction in the trail at 0.2 miles heads to Dock Butte, the former site of a Forest Service fire lookout. Stay left at the junction for Blue Lake. The trail wanders through timber and small meadows for another 0.5 mile before dropping to Blue Lake, elevation 4000 feet. Established campsites are available around the lake. Blue Lake supports a population of trout.

Directions: From Sedro-Woolley, Follow State Route 20 east for 17 miles to milepost 82. Turn left on the Baker Lake Highway (Forest Service Road #11). Continue on the Baker Lake Highway for 12 miles to Forest Service. Rd. #12 and turn left. Follow Rd. #12 for 7 miles to Rd. #1230. Turn left on Rd. #1230. Trailhead and parking area are located in 4 miles at the end of the road.

Elevation: 3,900 feet

Elevation Gain: 100 feet

Distance: 0.7 miles

Usage: Extremely Heavy

Difficulty: Easy

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Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington

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