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.
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.
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 Ridge #271B mountain bike trail
Altitude change-2,198 ft
Altitude min1,993 ft
Altitude start4,192 ft
Altitude end1,993 ft
Distance climb1,362 ft
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat134 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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