Rainy Lake Trail

This forested trail is fully accessible.

photo: photographer: Lisa Therrell

Length: 0.20 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Camping
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: 35 mi. W of Winthrop on SR 20.
State(s): Washington
Counties: Chelan
Longitude: -120.7355
Latitude: 48.515

Driving Directions

35 miles west of Winthrop, WA on State Hwy 20.


This forested trail is fully accessible. This is an easy, paved trail with no elevation gain. The trail leaves the parking lot and contours around a sidehill to reach the north end of Rainy Lake, where the trail ends at the paved picnic spot with benches. High cliffs surround the lake, with waterfalls cascading down to the lake. In the fall, the golds and reds of the changing shrubs and trees are spectacular. The walk to the lake takes only 20 minutes and is a refreshing break for those driving the North Cascades Highway. This trail gets heavy use. Visitors should be careful to stay on the trail to avoid damaging fragile areas.

Additional Details

Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: USFS Trail Details
Website: WTA Trail Detail

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Jim Hammer
Trails Coordinator
Okanogan National Forest
Methow Valley Ranger District
24 West Chewuch Rd.
Winthrop , WA 98862
(509) 996-4017



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