This lake is one of the crowned jewels in the entire Cascade Range and for bite to eat afterwards, Zeke’s Drive In in Gold Bar is quick…and delicious!
I FINALLY checked this one off of my hiking bucket list and it was everything I thought it was going to be and MORE! Because of a road washout towards the original trailhead, you’ll need to park your car on the forest service road by the gated off area which will add about 4 miles (roundtrip) for your hike. This 7.5 mile hike is now about 11.5 miles. (Worth EVERY step I promise!) The color of this lake is spectacular and I went on a weekday morning and practically had the place all to myself.
After the hike, I was ready for some food and was craving a burger so I checked out Zeke’s Drive In on the way home in Gold Bar and it was delicious. I even had a milkshake because…I deserved a milkshake! 🙂
Check out the full details of the Blanca Lake hike HERE.