Blue Lake and Dock Butte Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Blue Lake and Dock Butte Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Deming, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1289 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Great Trail for a short day hike with excellent scenery...in late summer the huckleberries are thick. This is a trail that has off shoots from the common shared Blue Lake Trail. The trail head parking lot has a quality outhouse facility. As with many upper elevation trails, late summer is a premium season for the hike due to the beautiful colors. Excellent view of Mt Baker in a few spots. The trail is very nice, not dangerous, but you will need to be in descent health or stop often for a breather many time :-) The drive to the parking lot is descent.

hiking
7 days ago

Three starts for seasonal weather, great trail, tons of snow. Had to park 2.5 miles from trial head. Trail completely covered in up to 2 feet of snow. Not an easy hike in November. Great challenge and a ton of fun. Will hike again this summer. Pro tip: bring chains, snowshoes, and a GPS.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful!

nature trips
8 months ago

perfect hike for beginners and families with young children. Blue Lake is beautiful.

hiking
Friday, September 23, 2016

This is a wonderful trail for beginners and so doable in a short period of time.

hiking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Great little hike. Magnificent views of Mt Baker and the drive to the trailhead

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Great 360 views for not a long hike! Pretty shaded for the first mile and then pretty open meadows for the last. Took the gradual way up and the scramble down (much shorter and really not that difficult). Bugs at the top were pretty bad. Blue lake was a good detour at the end for the puppies to cool off.