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||Middle Fork of Snoqualmie River
||Head out I-90, to North Bend take exit 34, get on the Taylor
River road, onto FR 56 to the gate and park in the lot.
||1600 ft elevation gain
||7+ miles round trip
||6 out of 10
||Printable Topo Map
Lake Blethen is a pretty lake with very little use.
You hike up the gated road and hang a left on FR 5640, the first road
to your left. Then you hike up this road to the end, which is no easy task
because it is almost all uphill-but hey your on a road so it is
The as the road diminishes you cross over a sagging wooden bridge then
through a creek bed then you are on a trail. And a brushy trail I might
add. Keep on hiking on this faint trail and you will be led right to the
We set up camp on the outlet, it looked like somebody had pitched a
tent here before. The lake is set in a beautiful little basin.
Fishing- down right great. We used a No 2 red and white Mepps spinner.
We packed in rafts which made this brushy shoreline very fishable.
Do it again? Yes
great Northwest web page with more info
on Blethen Lake
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