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Blankenship Lakes

South Cascades
46.7528, -121.3608 Map & Directions
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
1,170 feet
Highest Point
5,290 feet
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  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Lakes

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Hiking Blankenship Lakes

While some of the areas on your ascent might sound daunting (Mosquito Valley, anyone?), the destination is well worth the hike. Pass through Blankenship Meadow on the way to the trio of lakes that make for a great destination. However, the trail network here is extensive and it's easy to continue your hike to the Sand Ridge Trail and beyond if you feel like adding a challenge.

Blankenship Lakes

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 46.7528, -121.3608 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Northwest Forest Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From highway 410 take the Bumping River Road until Bumping Lake. Take a left at Deep Creek Road and follow it to its end at the Deep Creek Campground to access the trailhead.

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South Cascades

Blankenship Lakes (#1104.1)

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