This is an un-populated loop trail that is mostly used for trail motor bike riding but can also be hiked. You will start your hike at McNutt Road & Blue Mountain Service Road after the yellow gates. It is a logging road that looks well traveled on the weekdays. This hike is posted in 103 Hikes by Jack Bryceland & Mary & David Macaree however some things have changed a little since the book was last up-dated: It is hard to find parking. We parked a little ways away from the yellow gates.
After the yellow gates you will gain most of your elevation gain of 620 m. The first 2 km of your hike is up the logging road and it is steep & wide with small pebbles. Don't forget to look back a couple of times to see the view. Keep going past the power lines for about 5 minutes or so. It is here, at a junction an older road where your hike begins & that you find a sort of trail...You will go up a creek bed for a little while. A word of caution we saw bear tracks and cougar/wolf tracks the whole way up the west side but no actual animals.
\Stay left at any junctions or T's. You will see a beautiful lake with Lillie pads and if you time it right flowers will be floating on top of them. This is a perfect stop for a snack. If you went to just here that would be a great hike. After here, and depending what time of year you may experience lots of blow down as you travel up the west side of the mountain. We were climbing over and under tree after tree for a good frustrating hour. Eventually you will come to the summit of Blue Mtn, it is stunning. It overlooks the valley of Alouette River, Bby Mtn, Burrard Inlet and on a clear day the Gulf Islands. There are tons of Dragon Flies (if you look close to the left of my picture you can see one).
The trail down was better with a little less blow down. Again stay left as you head down and come to many T's. However, there are many ways down and if you make a mistake eventually you will get to the bottom. There are many different coloured markers and I can't tell you which one is the right one, I only know we stayed left and were able to find our way down through the trails. We eventually came out beside where we started (#17) on a different dry creek bed. In 103 Hikes it says you will have to cross a slippery log over a creek but we never found that. After you come out of the old dried up creek bed continue your walk down the steep logging road for 2 km and back to your car. I would do this hike again but would wait until the blow down was all clear...maybe late July or August. It was clear to the lake and you could see that someone was cutting trees down on the path. Happy Trails!