Blue Lake via Thomas Lake Trail

1 review #117 hike out of 624 in
8.8 mi
5 hrs 3 min
781 ft
Elev Gain


This is a moderate one way trail in Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

This trail goes by Dee Lake, Heather Lake, Brader Lake, Naha Lake, Little Rock Lake, Lake Umtux, Blue Lake, Lake Sahalee Tyee, Rock Lake, and Eunice Lake.

Getting Started

Park at the Thomas Lake trailhead (there is a drop toilet here) and be weary of the yellow jackets. They are extremely aggressive.

Taking Children

Take your children on this hike. You are rewarded with an unforgettable swim at the end.

This is an alternate route for Lake Sahalee Tyee Loop via Thomas Lake Trail.

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    2 years, 4 months ago
    This hike is one of the highlights of the Indian Heaven Wilderness. Blue Lake lives up to its namesake. We were greeted by axolotls on the shore which looked like tiny cute monsters with dreadlocks. This hike ranks somewhere between moderate and difficult with some steep sections, but you are rewarded with a cold swim at the end, so it's certainly worth it.
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