- Trail Description:
- Road (maintained), Trail (ORV-steep)
- Best During:
- July to October
- Trip Distance:
- 19 miles
- Ride Time:
- 4 to 5 hours
- Elevation Gain:
- 3,100 feet
- Overall Rating:
Out-And-Back Mileage Log
- Elevation 2,800 feet. Continue on road #21 heading NE.
- Turn left onto road #78 heading North.
- Turn left on Blue Lake Butte Trail #119. This trail will start to climb for about a mile, level off, and then decend to Blue Lake Ridge Trail.
- Reach a "T" intersection with Blue Lake Ridge Trail #271. To the right the trail will decend to Blue Lake or climb to Bishop Ridge (take right at fork in .7 mile). Both of these side trips will add about 600 feet of elevation to your ride but are worth it if you have the energy. If you do not wish to make this side trip then turn left (south). You will climb about 300 feet and then begin decending.
- Cross road #7812 and continue decending on trail.
- Reach road #21. End of loop.
Randle Ranger Station
3068 Hwy 12
Randle, WA 98361
Mountain Bike Resource - Trails - Blue Lake Trail Ride Summary
One of the best rides in the state. This 19 mile loop is 40% road and 60% trail. Along the way you will be surrounded by the natural beauty of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest including views of Mount Adams. Also enjoy Mount St. Helens Area Mountain Biking.
Directions To Trailhead
Head to the town of Randle on Hwy 12. Once in Randle turn (south) on road #23 (near center of town) for 19 miles. Turn left on road #21 for 5.5 miles and park near the Blue Lake Ridge trailead.
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