6 miles
Distance
3,175 ft
Climb
-1,615 ft
Descent
5,053 ft
High Point

Details

  • Riding area
    Packwood
    Packwood, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
  • OSM Way

This trail is open to motorcycle, ATV, hiker, bicycle, and horse use.

This 11.7 mile multiple use trail climbs steadily through conifer forests and has heavy use. A short section of the trail above Blue Lake is "Hiker Only" to minimize noise near the lake.

Blue Lake Ridge Trail leaves the trailhead on Forest Road 23 and crosses several roads before coming to Blue Lake (at mile 3). The trail proceeds along a rolling ridge, passing by Mouse Lake before descending to Valley Trail #270.

A short section of the trail above Blue Lake is "Hiker Only" to minimize noise near the lake. Other users must use Jumpoff Trail #271A and Bishop Ridge Trail #272 to continue the loop. Blue Lake is at the headwaters of Blue Lake Creek.

The lake was most likely created when a stream was dammed by lava flows from the Blue Lake Volcano, a cinder cone rising immediately west of the lake.

source: USFS
Access Info

From Randle, WA head south on WA-131 S for about a mile then take a left onto Cispus Road and follow for 8 miles. Continue on Forest Road 23 for about 7.7 miles to the trailhead.

Disclaimer

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

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Blue Lake Ridge #271A mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,560 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,948 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,948 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,508 ft
  • Grade
    4.577%
  • Grade max
    -71.993%
  • Grade min
    81.24%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    665 ft
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