Blue Canyon Trail to the South Blue Lake Group

MODERATE 7 reviews

Blue Canyon Trail to the South Blue Lake Group is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Butte Falls, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.3 miles
1,240 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips





wild flowers


Directions from Butte Falls: Follow Highway #821 southeast out of town for approximately 8.5 miles until you reach the junction with Forest Service Road #37. Drive north on road #37 for 8.5 miles until you reach road #3770. Head south on road #3770 for approximately 5 miles until you reach the trailhead.

1 month ago

Blue lake is really pretty but the 15 extra minutes of hiking takes you to horseshoe lake. Definitely go the extra 15 minutes. The little jetty is a great place to camp. You have 270 degrees of water views around you, fish jumping, and a bald eagle that stuck around for the 2 days I was there. Would recommend it. I even went with a group where they took 2 babies and a 2 and 3 year old!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Well-maintained trail accessing the southwestern corner of the Sky Lakes Wilderness. Camping opportunities are fairly limited.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Easy well maintained trail to the lakes. Be prepared for the insane amount of mosquitos.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

great hike! huckleberries galore-great for overnight camping! wonderful swimming hole!

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

The Blue Canyon Trail in.Butte Falls, OR in the topo map is not visible, and when switched to the satellite map, is only a partial trail. If this is fixed I will change my rating.

Monday, May 25, 2015

This is a great trail that take you into some beautiful wilderness.

Sunday, July 16, 2017