Hike the Tangle Blue Lake Trail

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The Tangle Blue Lake Trail, in the Trinity Alps Wilderness, is a 6.1 mile hike to a lovely lake, featuring scenic views of the surrounding forests and snow-capped peaks.

The Tangle Blue Lake Trail runs alongside a creek, and the trail leads right through Messner's cabin site. The hike goes through lush, green meadows. When you get to the lake, be weary of mud on the east side. The lake is gorgeous and warm enough for a long swim before hiking back. 

It is recommended for your car to have 4WD given the many washouts on the road to the trailhead. Dogs are allowed on the trail but must be kept on leash. 

Distance

6.1 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

1200 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Running, Swimming, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Lake
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

Nearby Lodging

Trinity Lake KOA

Trinity Center, California

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Shingletown, California

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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