Lake Blanche Trail

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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
9 hours ago

Very pretty fall colors and nice reward at the end! Very hard though. Rocky and icy which adds to the incline but worth it!

backpacking
10 hours ago

Pretty sweet lil gettyup. Took about 1hr & 40 minutes to reach the lake...with my 75L pack filled. Decent temps, but holy hell the wind was off the charts. Be sure sure to bring your bat wing suit! Nice place to camp with a few different options.

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5 days ago

Beautiful

hiking
5 days ago

One of my favorite hikes in the Wasatch. No snow on the trail right now, but parts were pretty icy, especially in the second half. Spikes would be overkill but poles and tread-y shoes would have helped on the downhill. (It did get easier later in the day; I started early when it was all still frozen.) Blanche is pretty, but I think Florence (or Lillian, I can never remember which is which) is even prettier. Just head north along Blanche; the other two are just past the second retaining wall. Actually, just roam around a lot when you get up there; the views in all directions are incredible.

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6 days ago

One of my favorite hikes. Great climb most of the way...some flats to rest your legs. The leaves through the first 3/4 of the trail were beautiful. Love the views at the top...snow on the peaks.

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6 days ago

Great hike! The lake was beautiful.

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