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A lot of fun, especially good for dogs to hike along with owners. Fall colors beginning to show.

hiking
21 hours ago

beautiful scenery. but be careful, it is very icy right now and very difficult to hike without poles or spikes. I almost fell twice on the way down.

Gorgeous hike. On the way up, be sure to stay to the left side of reservoir. Last .6 mi is very challenging even for the young and fit, as the trail is steep and littered with large rocks. Waterfall at top is well worth the effort!

First time on this trail and it definitely does not disappoint. A little more difficult than I wanted due to my son and I packing out camping gear as well, but had a great time and will do it again.

really hard, not like a stair master, much higher steps and increasing elevation. met several people from sea level states, requires lots of breaks to 'catch your breath.'

Tough trail if you’re not in shape — uphill the entire first half, and pretty steep. Also, the trail was already coated in ice, which made the going slow toward the top (especially on the way down). Poles or chains recommended. But the view at the top was gorgeous, the lake was so serene — and we had two wild moose sightings (from a safe distance)! Highly recommend, just be prepared.

Very much a tough trail if you are not in shape. The trail is very rocky and hilly but well traveled. Take plenty of water and take plenty of breaks to keep from getting winded.

It was steep but the view was pretty cool once you get there. We backpacked so we hiked at night and woke up to a beautiful fall view. Did it about 1.5 weeks ago

hiking
7 days ago

Really cool views. Pretty steep in some spots, but not too bad. Straight forward hike.

Love this hike. Super quick, only hard for about a mile tops. Gives you lots of time to chill there. Done this so many times can’t count. Ha

I wish I had more time at the top. Absolutely peaceful lake and views. Hike was very enjoyable. I want to go back in the fall!

Meh, not so easy with 4 kids...

hiking
11 days ago

Gréât hike

Early October colors were the best I’ve ever seen. So much beauty in a extremely kid friendly hiking location. After we left here we took the Alpine Scenic road over to Sundance for lunch at the deli. Incredible place and highly recommended.

started at 0745 and the weather was great. cool with an overcast that lasted until we reached the lakes which was acheived at 1000. saw a bull moose in the meadow up top. absolutely enjoyed it and the wonderful scenery. i only had time to hike one trail due to being on a business trip and glad i chose this one.

Make sure you follow the trail to the other two lakes next to Lake Blanche. A beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. Well worth the trek.

Such a beautiful hike! The last stretch is just as they say: steep and rocky. But the hike is worth it.

So...I kinda had mixed thoughts on this hike, but still thought it was good. I was actually kinda underwhelmed by Lake Blanche...the actual lake. That being said I thought that the two smaller lakes on the backside of Lake Blanche we're alot more picturesque probably because of you look down on those two lakes....or at least you first do. The other thing about this hike that is pretty cool right now are the fall colors. I have to admit that I hit this hike a little too late. If I would have done it a month or two ago the lake would have been more full and the waterfall on the backside of lake Blanche would have been bigger. Last but not least this was a pretty good workout.....at least for me it was.

I really wanted to love this trail, and I did! great for beginners and photographers who want lots of little streams and mini waterfalls.

The last few reviews were very accurate. Highly recommend this hike.

Gorgeous fall colors!! Start early (before dawn) because this hike gets extremely busy/crowded as the morning goes on.

Well worth it. The lakes are gorgeous.

hiking
17 days ago

I wouldn't call this trail "hard" at all, just a bit rough on the knees and the fact that you're constantly dodging rocks on the trail.

The fall colors and the wind rushing through the trees with this insanely nice weather is worth the trip in itself. The views are of course gorgeous. I saw a few Mountain Goats and Mule Deer along with some trout in the stream leading to one of the lakes but no Moose this go round.

I fell in love with this trail! I’m a bigger girl and it was very difficult but the most rewarding hike I have been on.

hiking
17 days ago

Hiked this yesterday. Beautiful fall colors. Although it was all uphill, there really weren't any super steep spots. We went in the morning so lots of shade in aspen grove almost to the top. Sunny on way down but shaded areas. Lake Blanche was beautiful. it was rather windy with strong wind gusts at the top so only cold there.

hiking
18 days ago

Hiked this today. Beautiful fall colors. It’s a fairly difficult trail but well worth it!

I love this place. I always bring my dog and boyfriend to this trip whenever we are available. It’s a very peaceful place to walk around and see pretty plants around the water.

trail running
18 days ago

Second time up to Lake Blanche this year. Once in the summer months and today. I definitely enjoyed today’s hike much more, especially the Autumn colors. I saw two moose off the trail towards the upper portion right before you get to the rocky switchback. The temperature was great while hiking, shorts and a T-shirt, but I recommend bringing a light jacket/wind breaker for the lake area. The trail was very crowded, but everyone was very respectful and gave way to the trail runners...thank you!

hiking
18 days ago

Highly recommend going early in the morning before the trail gets busy. It will be chilly and may be breezy at first, so bring a light jacket. It is a challenging hike and few sections are steep. Make sure you bring at least 1.5L of water with you and a snack/lunch to enjoy at the top. Lake Blanche is a very beautiful scenic lake overlooking the Wasatch Mountains and you might even see a moose! I truly recommend going on this hike, it’s definitely worth it.

Fun hike for our girls. More of a quick walk but we enjoyed climbing up higher onto the falls and the beautiful colors of fall. Nice way to get away from people in a wonderful area.

Nice loop, hard at first due to the incline, but that does not last long. Well maintained trail and a cool bridge.

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