Lake Christine Trail to Mt Beljica is a 3.6 mile out and back trail located near Ashford, WA that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from July until October.
Did this one several years back during the rain. This tie sunny day. Took my dog and had a great time. There were some bugs, but not enough to use repellent. The trail is well maintained and easy to follow. Take the first right after the gravel pit and at the end, the TH is in the trees ahead of you. I recommend a high clearance vehicle, but I have seen some sedans there. The views are worth this trip, especially if you climb Mt Beljica.
Great hike with great views. Road is rough getting to trail head but manageable. There were tons of bugs but overall well worth the views.
Lots of bang for the buck. When you get to the top, and it took me about an hour and a half, you get views of Mount Rainier, Mount Saint Helens, Mount Adams, and Mount Baker. (I think I have those last two mountains correct, but you can certainly see 4 in a row all from north to east at the same time). Lake Christine in the middle of the short hike is beautiful. Is fairly small and quaint, and there was a fine no-brainer camping site on the bank.
nice little lake road is little ruff getting there.
I will be recommending this hike as a great "bang for your buck" type adventure. good for small children to adults, easy and great scenic views at the top and along the way. like Christine offered a good rest stop and view about half way, bring that bug spray tho. at the summit on a clear day you can see rainier, Adams, hood and st Helens. there are a few places to camp on the forest road leading to the trailhead and at the trailhead itself. camping there, then heading out early the next morning allowed for us to have the trail up and summit to ourselves for a while. passed many people on the way down and arrived to a then full parking lot.
pros: short hike w a great pay off!
cons: mosquitoes, rough but manageable forest road to get there, and lots of other hikers.
Awesome trail. Will be visiting again soon. I'd recommend bug spray.