Blanca Lake


Day Hike - Blanca Lake

A classic hike on a weekday to avoid the crowds!

  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.29 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,300 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,650 ft

We will meet at the Blanca Lake Trailhead at 8:30am (47.91489, -121.31239).

Please note that Google Maps may not give you directions all the way to the trailhead!!

Driving directions from WTA:
Take US Hwy 2 east from Monroe to just past the town of Skykomish. Turn left on to FR 65, more clearly marked as Beckler River Road and drive 12.5 miles on this road, passing the Beckler River Campground just after the pavement turns to gravel. After driving 12.5 miles, you arrive at Jack Pass, a 5 way junction. Take the second left. After driving 2.3 miles descending from Jack Pass, arrive at a junction with FR 63 and the private Garland Mineral Springs Road. Take a right on FR 63 and proceed about 2 miles. The trailhead is on a small spur road to the left, up another small hill.

We will hike at a moderate, conversational pace and eat lunch at the lake.

This is a short-notice posting to take advantage of the nice weather that is forecast for Tuesday. Let's go enjoy the sunshine at an aqua-blue, alpine lake.


Blanca Lake

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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