Blue Joint Trailhead Trail

Total Miles


1,573.36 ft



Technical Rating



Best Time

Fall, Summer, Spring

Trail Overview

Beautiful easy trail that begins by driving over the dam/spillway for Painted Rocks Lake. The trail borders the lake for a mile or so and offers amazing views of the water with limited access. Access is best from the opposite side of the lake. There are plenty of dispersed camping spots along the way, and it may be busy in the summer months. No winter maintenance. No cell service. Watch for rockslides. You may see elk, deer, large eagles, and chipmunks. The trail ends at the Blue Joint trailhead, where there is plenty of parking and a pit toilet.

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Blue Joint Trailhead Trail
Blue Joint Trailhead Trail
Blue Joint Trailhead Trail


Mostly one-lane road with pullouts, some potholes but nothing else challenging. Could be impassable in winter with no maintenance.

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Access Description

The trail is accessible from the northernmost side of printed rocks lake from highway 473

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