4 miles
1,374 ft
-870 ft
5,164 ft
High Point
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  • Riding area
    My City, Washington
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  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
  • OSM Way

The trail is open to motorcycle, hiker, horse and bicycle use. The trail receives heavy motorized use.

This trail climbs steadily from Forest Road 78 for 1 mile to a semi-open ridgetop where Mt. Adams and Hamilton Buttes can be seen. The trail continues to the junction with the more heavily used Blue Lake Ridge Trail #271 near Blue Lake.

The Blue Lake Butte Trail can be found on a 1917 forest map. The trail was most likely built by sheepherders grazing their flocks through the area in the early 1900s.

source: USFS
Access Info

From Randle, Washington travel south on State Highway 131 (Forest Roads 23 and 25). Veer left in 1 mile at the Y of Forest Road 23 and Forest Road 25 for Follow Forest Road 23 for 17.5 miles then turn left onto Forest Road 21. Follow Forest Road 21 for 6.6 miles and turn left on Forest Road 78 for 4.9 miles and arrive at the trail on the left.


This trail is maintained by the US Forest Service. Check with the USFS/Gifford Pinchot National Forest for the latest trail status.

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More Stats for Blue Lake Butte #119 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    504 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,169 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,177 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,681 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    536 ft
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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