Lake Blanche Trail

HARD 1,145 reviews
#1 of 8 trails in

Lake Blanche Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2746 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

no dogs

Beautiful mountaintop lake, awesome views, and 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.

hiking
5 hours ago

hiking
20 hours ago

1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

1 day ago

This is a great workout to a beautiful lake, I'm giving it three stars due to the large mass of people everywhere. Also alot of dog poop for a canyon where dogs aren't aloud.

hiking
1 day ago

1 day ago

It seems this trail is 5.6 miles rt, elevation 2,720 ft. It's an awesome day hike. Ya gotta do it. The elevation profile is a steady approx 1,000 ft elevation gain per mile.

hiking
1 day ago

Very nice trail and plenty challenging. Well trafficked all day.

hiking
2 days ago

Definitely not a walk in the park kinda hike, but doable. I started at 12 in the afternoon and was back down by 4 and that included time at the lake. It started to rain during my descent, but it was quite refreshing. Bring plenty of water. I'm amazed when I see people hiking trails like Lake Blanche with flip flops and a bottle of water from a convenience store. Be prepared when you hike.

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

Loved this hike. So much beauty. It is tough and the last mile does not have shade, so it gets hot in the afternoon. Difficult but worth the effort!!

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

an intense and beautiful hike!! it kicked my butt and I hike all of the time. up hill the whole time, worth the pay off

7 days ago

wonderful day hike. beautiful scenery make sure you dip your head under the waterfall

7 days ago

7 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

I love doing this hike with my granddaughter.... from a 8year old to now a 16 year old... She is my rock! We love this beautiful, challenging hike!

hiking
8 days ago

8 days ago