Blue Lake Ridge Trail Horseback Riding
The 13th most popular equestrian trail in Washington.
Monday 18 July 2016 04:24 GMT
The Blue Lake Ridge Trail (#271) is an 11.7 mile horseback riding trail that leaves the trailhead on Road 23 and climbs steadily through dense conifer forests. The trail crosses several roads before coming to Blue Lake (at mile 3). The heavily used trail proceeds along a rolling ridge, passing by Mouse Lake before descending to Trail #270. This trail has been reconstructed to ATV standards. 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.
Overall, Blue Lake Ridge Trail is the 13th most popular horse trail of all 32 horseback rides in Washington. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Blue Lake Ridge Trail including Goat Rocks Wilderness, Valley Trail, Siouxon Trail, Buck Creek, Cold Springs Trail / Gotchen Creek Trail and Monte Carlo / Monte Cristo Loop Trail.