August 10, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
New Hazelton, Hiking
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Blue Lakes Trail is a 5km hike, which leads to two gorgeous
alpine lakes, glaciers, and flower meadows. Blue Lakes trail is undoubtedly one
of the most popular hikes in the Hazelton area.
On a beautiful Sunday
afternoon, my family and I went for a hike on the trail. We were not surprised
to meet over 24 people, both locals and visitors, also hiking on the freshly
groomed and incredibly well maintained trail! Some groups were even camping at
the second lake.
blue hue of the lakes appears to be warm and inviting, so after lunch we
decided to dip our feet into the upper lake; however, we quickly discovered
that the lakes were far too cold to even wade into, as 30 seconds in the lake
To access Blue Lakes Trail you will travel east on Highway 16 for
9 kilometers and turn right onto an unmarked gravel road, after travelling on
the road for about 500m you will see a Blue Lakes Trail sign. The first 2.5kms
of the gravel road are easily driven with a standard vehicle; however, the next
1.7kms do require a four wheel drive. The parking area is 4.2km from the
highway and from there you will enjoy a 5km walk to the two gorgeous
lakes!Editor's note: Learn more about hiking near New Hazelton here.