Blue Lake trail, North Cascades National Park

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Blue Lake trail is located in North Cascades National Park. Use our North Cascades National Park trip planner to add Blue Lake trail and other attractions to your North Cascades National Park vacation plans.
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  • 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 specta...  more »
  • 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 Libert...  more »
  • 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.  more »

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Where to stay in North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park offers various styles of camping, including camping from a car, RV, or boat at a developed campground (wilderness camping is also available). The park permits numerous private concessionaires to provide lodging within the park's boundaries, so you'll find numerous lodges, rustic resorts, and cabins throughout the park. Many visitors also stay in the assortment of lodges, inns, motels, and campgrounds lining Route 20 on both the western and eastern sides of the park.
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