Blue Lake (Washington Pass)

An easy, 4.5 mile hike with 1,100 feet of elevation gain a beautiful alpine lake. The trail starts in forest gradually ascending to clearings with mountain flowers and views of Liberty Bell, Whistler and Cutthroat Peaks.

Getting there

Drive SR 20 to the trailhead (5,400 ft) on the south side of the highway just west of Washington Pass. It's roughly one mile west of the Washington Pass overlook.

INFORMATION for leaders

Scheduling & Permits

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-stewardship activity, please limit your group size to the default party size. The maximum party size is for use by stewardship trips only that are done in coordination with the U.S. Forest Service.
  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 4.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft
  • 6,250 ft
  • USGS Washington Pass
Trip Reports

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  • Blue Lake
  • Blue Lake Trail
  • Blue Lake Trail & Liberty Bell Area
  • Liberty Bell Area
  • Liberty Bell Climber's Trails

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