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Easy walk, gorgeous pay off

This is an easy walk through beautiful forest to a breathtaking lake and cascading waterfall. Was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amy L
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University Place, Washington
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Short walk

It was an easy walk on a paved path to the look out you can see above. Once there take the forest... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Thomas B
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“paved path” (4 reviews)
“picnic area” (3 reviews)
“an easy walk” (2 reviews)
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Rainy Pass, North Cascades National Park, WA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an easy walk through beautiful forest to a breathtaking lake and cascading waterfall. Was surprised how gorgeous it was! And paved the whole way so easy for people of all ages. One of the prettiest views of the whole trip!

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 9 August 2017

It was an easy walk on a paved path to the look out you can see above. Once there take the forest trail to explore more. Bring at least running shoes for this portion, and a bathing suite, (or not) to dip in the lake....More

1  Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

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
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 alopez7784
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

1  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
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