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Blankenship Lakes

South Cascades

Enjoy a trio of lakes and meadows on this excellent summer destination. Continue reading


South Cascades
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7.0 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 1170 ft.
Highest Point: 5290 ft.


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  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Lakes

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Northwest Forest Pass

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


South Cascades

Blankenship Lakes (#1104.1)

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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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Northwest Forest Pass

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