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This hike is easy, and around 2 mls, round trip I believe. It's paved the whole way, and winds... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
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It's hard to describe the Lake. First the hike. It's on a wonderful paved trail the whole way. The... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

This hike is easy, and around 2 mls, round trip I believe. It's paved the whole way, and winds through beautiful forest foliage, with a little bridge crossing a creek and small waterfall. There was some fall undergrowth along the way, here and there; with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

It's hard to describe the Lake. First the hike. It's on a wonderful paved trail the whole way. The trail is gentle winding through a dense forest. The hike itself is a nice payoff. Then we round a corner to a viewing area and there...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MikeB1952
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Anytime a person can hike in a National Park and only see a handful of people it’s a great hike! This lake is beautiful!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ShelleyP953
Reviewed December 25, 2017

Approx 1-2 miles hike. Be wary of the bugs though. Ample amount of parking lots. The lake is really gorgeous and I would definitely revisit it next summers as well.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank SachinSebastian
Reviewed September 1, 2017 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!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Amy L
Reviewed August 9, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Thomas B
Reviewed July 10, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Roberta T
Reviewed October 12, 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

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank alopez7784
Reviewed September 14, 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.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank helencK460LS
Reviewed September 11, 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

Date of experience: August 2016
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