Blue Lake (Washington Pass)


Day Hike - Blue Lake (Washington Pass)

Gold is the theme for this larch march. Massive Liberty Bell and Early Winter Spires add to the spectacular scenery on the trail. This is a leisurely-to-slow-pace hike.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft
  • Pace: Leisurely to slow

Due to long drive plus rest stops to the trailhead, we will meet at 5:30am at Marysville Park and Ride.

This is a leisurely-to-slow-paced hike. We will hike as fast as the slowest hiker top keep the group together. If you cannot hike at this pace, you might prefer to join another hike. 

It is hunting season so I highly recommend participants to wear bright-colored clothes or reflective vests. Please do not wear cotton and/or denim jeans.

Time permitting, we will stop at the Washington Pass Overtook for photo ops. 

Plan for an after-hike dineout. 


Blue Lake (Washington Pass)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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