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Rainy Lake

Rainy Pass (Highway 20), North Cascades National Park, WA
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Can't miss sight

We enjoy hikes with a reward at the end and this hike has one of the best we have seen. Easy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Roberta T
Beautiful destination

The walk to get to the lake is easy and the reward, the lake view, is large! The path is wide... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
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“picnic area” (3 reviews)
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Rainy Pass (Highway 20), North Cascades National Park, WA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy hikes with a reward at the end and this hike has one of the best we have seen. Easy, paved trail that anyone can use. Very few people were there so we had the lake to ourselves when we got to it. The...More

Thank Roberta T
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The walk to get to the lake is easy and the reward, the lake view, is large! The path is wide, paved, and fairly flat with quite a few benches to rest on if needed. You walk through some nice woods ending at a beautiful...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

It is paved, about a mile long , and easy if you are rushed for time. Definitely worth a visit when you are in the Washington Pass area.

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Even though this lake is outside North Cascades National Park, it's a very popular stop and comes recommended. Located at Rainy Pass Picnic Area (MP 158) are two great hikes. One is the Rainy Lake trail (1 mile/easy/one-way), while the other being the Maple Pass...More

Thank NeoWasHere
Reviewed 9 August 2016

At Rainy Pass, mileage post 158, we parked and took the opportunity to stretch our legs by walking the one mile trail to Rainy Lake on a paved path. I checked the temperature when we arrived at the lake and it was a chilly 47...More

Thank westie2
Reviewed 6 August 2016

It is worth a stop at this little legs off of Highway 20. From the parking lot there is a paved relatively level trail all the way to the lake. The waterfall at the end of the lake was still quite full this time of...More

Thank Christine L
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Easy wheel chair accessible paved path. The view at the end is gorgeous! Our 3 year old walked it. .

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 15 October 2015

This walk, not really a hike is about 2 miles round trip. It is paved all the way with a large overlook at the end. Interpretive signs along the way and a few benches. Several years back I pushed my Mom the entire way and...More

2  Thank Helen223
Reviewed 26 September 2015

This hike was recommended to us by a park ranger as one that is easy to do in a relatively short time. It's just 2 miles round trip, winding through forests with a few interesting interpretive signs, before emerging at the edge of Rainy Lake....More

1  Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Driving from Winthrop to Anacortes we wanted to do a short lake hike - and at 0.9 miles out and then back (so 1.8 miles total), Rainy lake seemed to fit the bill and was close to Washington Pass which has stunning views. The walk...More

1  Thank archipenko
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