Lake Blanche Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, UT that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from June until October.
Beautiful mountaintop lake, awesome views, abundant wildlife. This is a demanding hike! Plan to stop several times to catch your breath. If you want exercise, this is the hike for you. It's a lot of work, but it is well worth it. The views down into the canyon below are breathtaking. Just prior to arriving at the lake, parts of Salt Lake City are also visible from the trail. There is plenty of wildlife and an abundant variety of trees, flowers, and everything else Utah's great outdoors has to offer! This is a very difficult hike, but is very satisfying to complete. Everyone should do it at least once! ADVISORIES: Make sure to take plenty of water! Insect repellent is a good idea as mosquitos are plentiful. If you are planning this hike for later in the day, pack a flashlight (with fresh batteries) in case your journey takes longer than planned. Attempting to navigate the trail after dark would be a very dangerous endeavor.
Awesome sights at the top, some steep climbs but worth it
Did this a few weeks ago when the leaves were still changing. It was such a beautiful hike, saw two moose and the lakes with surrounding view is really worth it!
Beautiful hike. Did this one at the end of September and the colors were absolutely incredible. I've lived in Utah my entire life and haven't experienced color changes like this. I'd do this again definitely. Steady incline the entire hike. There is a small rock quarry about 3/4 of the way up. Keep to the right. We had a couple people ask which way going back down. A side note- I would advise assuming that ALL trails will be 1-2 miles longer than what is stated on AllTrails. If you are going hiking, bring food, water and some form of element protection. We were asked by multiple groups "if they were close" but they weren't even half way. I want people to be safe out there and not get in over their heads. Please know what you are getting yourself into and please be safe. Respect nature and and you will be rewarded.
Absolutely beautiful hike. One of my favorites. We were not expecting so much room at the top by the lake. There were many places to sit and not feel crowded.There was a lot of variety in trees and on the trail. Seemed very popular but for a reason. It was calm (as far as wind) at the top and very relaxing. I am excited to do it again in June. I would like to see the lake at its full capacity, but it was still very pretty in October. I loved the yellow trees. This is a must hike.
Beautiful hike in October. Definitely a steady climb to the top. Worth the effort. Be sure to check out the other two sister lakes just beyond Lake Blanche. They were my favorite.
A splendid hike all views are beautiful. A little muddy and slippery in October well worth it.
My friend and I spent the majority of the day on this trail but we loved it. The fall colors were great. The lakes were great. This was the longest hike we've done but the incline was steady throughout. No dogs allowed on the trail. There's one rocky patch to navigate/be aware of but it was very doable. Would recommend to other friends that hike.
Beautiful hike. No snow yesterday. We made it in 1.5 hours up and 1 hour down.
We loved this trail! The Aspens, the snow peaks, the trail condition, the level of exertion, the waterfalls, we saw moose at the creek, the climax at the lake, the decent was perfectly doable. There is one part towards the top where the switchback had a rock slide over it but it's easy stay on track.
Hiked this on Monday 10/3. We were not prepared for the snow that was up there. We got about 4-5 miles in and had to turn back as the sun was setting, we didn't want to hike down in the dark. Take hiking boots, warm gloves, & a warm jacket.
Hiked this trail today 10/6/16. I see how it could be difficult in some sections if you are not an avid hiker. Otherwise, the climb is definitely worth it! Sundial peak is beautiful! It snowed on our way down, and there was quite a bit of snow and ice after mile 2. The snow and fall foliage definitely adds an amazing color contrast.
This trail was pretty busy but for good reason, the fall colors and great views did not disappoint.