Blue Lake Trail

EASY 38 reviews
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Blue Lake Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cascade, Idaho that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
423 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

lake

hiking
1 day ago

The road is still closed for snow before reaching the Blue Lake Trailhead. 6/25/17.

6 days ago

the road is closed due show about 4 miles before the trail head. will have to try again later in the season

hiking
1 month ago

Had a great time geocaching in the area too! Boy Scouts all loved it.

hiking
2 months ago

Trail is amazing easy hike and view is amazing!

backpacking
4 months ago

Have always loved this hike since first camping there while a youth in scouts in the late '70s. Now they have paved parking and outhouse at the top of the trailhead. Took my youngest on his first backpack and saw a badger first night and 4pt buck on the hike out. Many hikers and families out doing day hikes on Saturday. By Sunday evening the mountain quiet returns and beautiful sunset and sunrise over the lake.

6 months ago

My first time at blue lake, it was easy to find and my 2 kids 9 and 7 had no problems on the hike, and had so much fun.

hiking
8 months ago

Really easy hike but very scenic and convenient when looking for an alpine lake close to Boise. The road covers all of the elevation gain you would normally find in a hike. Used an app to track distance and found that going around the lake plus a side trip halfway up the mountain side for a view and back to the parking lot was 2.5 miles total.

8 months ago

It was our first hike as a family, ever. We took our three kids 7, 6, and 2. they all had a blast and it was beautiful! It was a bit windy but all in all was a very good first hike for our family.

9 months ago

One of my favorite hikes!
It is at the top of a mountain, so when we went in July, 2014 and there was still snow!
Soooo many wild flowers, and greenery everywhere! When you go be sure to cross the road on the opposite side of the parking lot so you don't miss even more Incredible views!
The lake is small enough to hike around and play on.

9 months ago

This was an awesome hike! It was challenging enough for my 2 kids (2 and 5 years old) to keep it interesting but easy enough they could do it with minimal breaks. We took both of our dogs as well and they had a blast! The lake is beautiful!! There are also bathrooms at the trailhead which is great when you have kids!

10 months ago

excellent view and great for all ages!!

hiking
10 months ago

backpacking
10 months ago

beautiful hike and lake. Perfect for beginning backpacking. Amazing wildflowers and lots of hidden ponds Plenty of great camping spots around the lake

Only downside is it is VERY crowded on the weekends. I believe it is a boy scout favorite. I want to go again during the week so it has more of that backcountry feel

10 months ago

Easy hike with lots of wildflowers.

hiking
10 months ago

It was a great hike. Not too difficult if you watch your step. Amazing views!

hiking
10 months ago

If you're sensitive to getting car sick, the ride to the trail head is a little rough..but, the views throughout the hike and of the lake, a little fishing, and some cliff jumping definitely made it worth the drive! Absolutely stunning!

10 months ago

Gorgeous! Lake was beautiful and there was a fun spot to jump off of the rocks...definitely recommend!!

11 months ago