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hiking
1 day ago

The 6.7 miles is accurate to get to the lake, but most people explore more so be prepared for some extra distance. It’s worth walking over to see the other 2 sections of the lake as well. Lots of vertical but totally worth it. There were lots of mosquitoes today so be prepared and keep your eye out for moose along the trail and lots of marmots up by the lake.

Awesome views all the way up with the best view saved for the top.
A great mixture of dirt, pebbles and rock hiking surfaces. Saw a couple moose and a mule deer. I’ll be back.

I did this hike about a week ago early in the morning and it was perfect. It was uphill the whole way, but I didn't mind. It can get crowded later in the day, but it's soooo worth it. Instead of just staying at the initial lake view point, I hiked around it and found some wild herbs and they smelled so good! Beautiful hike. Totally worth the uphill climb.

À hard one but so amazing on the top !

Wonderful trail especially in the fall when the leaves are changing the icing on the cake is Lake Blanche as the sun pops over sundial peek in the morning

on Lake Blanche Trail

2 days ago

A bit tough to the top but the view was worth it!!

Very nice hike! My husband and I got up there with one pack, in an hour and a half. We have by our up there for an additional hour or so. In all, it took us 2hr if total hiking. So much to explore at the top! We found that the trail is pretty accurately tracked. We explored at the top— and hiked a total of 8.1 miles.
It hailed, and sprinkled rain while we were hiking up, and chillin. Very cloudy, and CHILLIER than you would expect. So beautiful!

hiking
3 days ago

Awesome trail. Very few people on it. You can basically hike up the creek the entire way. Lots of little waterfalls and plenty of pools of water you can have fun in. Very intense but rewarding hike. Bring shoes that have good tread and grip. They are definitely needed towards the end of the hike.

trail running
3 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

Hiked yesterday morning. First time. Weren't too many people going up around 6:00 am, but when I was going down, the amount of people going up was crazy. Rated as hard but compared to My. Olympus, definitely not as strenuous. Nice hike with great views. Wasn't expecting it to be as cold by the lakes.

hiking
4 days ago

My new favorite hike! As said by others, this hike is more than 6.7 miles. I logged 24,700 steps on this hike and my daughter was similar. Be prepared for a good hike. It's well worth it!!! Amazing views!! Bring big spray!

hiking
4 days ago

This hike is NOT 6.7 miles. It is 10.5 miles round trip because of all of the twists and turns. That’s 5.25 miles of climbing up a mountain side and the same back down. Be prepared for a 3 hour stair master session. It’s very difficult. However, it is one of the prettiest hikes in Utah. So beautiful! Go as early in the morning as possible because it gets hot quickly. It took us about 5 hours because of frequent stops to rest our legs and a 1/2 hour break at the top to eat and enjoy the view.

Hard but worth every step. The view at the top was breathtaking!

on Lake Blanche Trail

hiking
7 days ago

Hiked this on a Monday afternoon and it was a perfect workout with wonderful views. I didn’t feel like the trail was too crowded. Also had the chance to hangout with 2 moose at the top :)
Well worth the hike up there!

hiking
7 days ago

Did it today. Not an easy trudge to the top but stunning once you get there. Saw a rubber boa on the trial, wildflowers and waterfalls. HIGHLY recommend it.

Absolutely the best!! The view at the top is stunning. I've done this hike at different times of the year and never tire of it.

backpacking
7 days ago

My brother in law and I spent the night at Lake Blanche and the two other nearby lakes for an additional 30min hike. The weather was good day and night. There isn’t any snow at the lake. We spent the night with two moose and the evening with mosquitoes, so I would bring a repellent if you’re planning on spending the night. We are in our 20’s, in good shape, and it took us 2h15 to go up, with heavier overnight backpacks, without stopping. If you like Red Pine Lake, then you should definitely do this one. There’s more incline but the view is rewarding.

I love this Hike. It was my second time and I would do it again. Great views and the lake at the top is awesome. I got in for a little but it is very cold. Not recommended for swimming unless you are brave and can take the cold water. 5 stars for sure!!

This took us about an hour to walk up and 30 minutes to run down. Lots of great shade with a beautiful view at the top.

great little trail, once you've reached the top take in the views and start exploring!

We went on a Saturday morning and started around 8 AM. It wasn't too crowded at that time. It took us a little less than 2 hours to reach the lake, and I would say we are in decent shape. We are both 28 years old and have little to no experience hiking. It was definitely challenging, but doable. You will definitely want to stop and catch your breath a few times. I am really glad we brought huge water bottles with us and a snack. We were starving by the time we reached the top! The last mile or so was the most difficult part. Also, the way down was harder than I expected! It took us an hour and a half to get down and I fell 4 different times! It is super slick coming down due to the gravel and rocks so be careful. I thought I broke my tailbone I fell so hard, but I think I will be okay!

Great hike today with some friends from work. The views are beautiful and was so pleasant up top listening to the waterfalls. Started early at 6:00 to beat the heat. Not many people on the trail early, but we passed several hikers on the way down. Also saw a Moose up top at the lake.

I go often, just did this on Thursday and it was breath-taking. Most of the snow is gone, worth it

Great trail. Striking views. Not what I expected at all. 10/10 must do again.

backpacking
9 days ago

Spent two nights up there. The trail was tough with two days of supplies. It took us 4 hours to reach Lake Blanche. The fishing was incredible with a clear bobber and black mosquito dry flies. Caught 8 fish the first hour. Pack fuel and a portable stove because fires aren't allowed.

hiking
10 days ago

Parking was beyond overflowing, but as luck would have it, most people were hiking Lake Blanch. There was very light traffic on Broad Fork. Trail is easy to follow. A little overgrown in a few places so pants and long sleeves were helpful. Also, with a gentle breeze, it was still a bit chilly. Trail follows stream for a while and while steep, it was still completely doable for this couple of old broads. Poles were helpful. A few short areas had the dreaded boulders to step up. There was quite a bit of shade. The view at the top is breathtaking.
My iPhone said it was a 6 mile hike-and 147 floors!
We both agreed that we would definitely do this hike again.

Hot, not a lot of shade and you can’t swim at the top. Wouldn’t do this hike again because you can’t swim.

Love this hike. It’s challenging but not so much that’s it’s undoable.

Breathtaking

hiking
10 days ago

Made it to the saddle below the peaks, my body gave out after the trek through the snow. highest point was 10,855. Time to exercise more to be able to make to the top!!

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