This easy, short hike to a picturesque subalpine lake is great for families. Begin in an old clear-cut and quickly enter the forest. At 0.2 mile arrive at a junction with Dock Butte Trail 604.1. Stay left, wandering through trees and meadows 0.5 miles before dropping to Blue Lake at 4,000-feet elevation.
From the Mount Baker Ranger District office in Sedro-Woolley, follow State Route 20 east for 16 miles to milepost 82. Turn left (north) on the Baker Lake Highway (Forest Service Road #11). Continue on the Baker Lake Highway for 12 miles to F.S. Road #12 and turn left. Follow Road #12 for 7 miles to Road #1230. Turn left on Road #1230. Trailhead and parking area are located in 4 miles at the end of the road.
Green Trails: Hamilton 45,Mt. Baker Wilderness Climbing 13S
Forest Service: Mt. Baker Ranger District and Mt. Baker Wilderness