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Rainbow Lakes

MODERATE 19 reviews
#7 of 71 trails in

Rainbow Lakes is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Atlanta, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 7.7 miles Elevation Gain: 2,221 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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rocky
4 months ago

Amazing trip from Big lookout lake to the Trinity Mountain lookout tower. Not for the fair of heart though. You are pretty much going up ridge lines most the way. Frequent stops make for a Manageable trip. The beginning has plenty of tree coverage but soon dwindles. The view is well worth it!! Overlooks the valley and all the rainbow lakes! Will definitely do again!

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rocky
4 months ago

The first uphill death march of an hour will make you want to vomit blood and die. Then it turns into paradise. We hiked to Fiddle Lake and found a great spot to camp. The mosquito population was so happy to see us that they all came out to greet us. They stayed with us pretty much the whole time. We hiked to Little Lookout Lake to fish in the evening which was much easier without our gear on so we made it there in about half an hour. I can’t wait to go back and see more.

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rocky
4 months ago

We couldn't do the dive back into the trail. There was a sign says no passager cars. the drive was really nice to get back into there.

Mon Sep 03 2018

Loved the hike. If your out of shape it will take you about 90 minutes. We make the first lake in 50. Nice views as well!

Tue Aug 15 2017

Great hike with good trails and markers. There's about 9 lakes in the area so it's fun to go see them all!

Tue May 30 2017

Amazing hidden lakes just above, although the various trail heads were grown over. Beautiful! Since the hike was easy, and pretty short, we decided to go further and hike Shell Rock Peak as well.

hiking
Sun Oct 09 2016

Did some hiking and fishing with the family. The fishing was amazing we caught and released. I took my five-year-old nephew's and they did just great we all had an amazing time I definitely recommend this place

backpacking
Wed Aug 10 2016

Wonderful hike. Steep hike in but worth the view! The wild flowers were breathtaking and the lakes are crystal clear.

hiking
Fri Sep 27 2013

great fishing! saw a moose!!

hiking
Fri Sep 09 2011

Great for a day or longer to spend visiting several lakes. The drive in can be a bit rough, not to bad if you go from Pine, but expect to spend almost 20 miles on dirt roads. The start of the trail has a small parking lot so get there early on a weekend and expect to start up hill from the beginning. Once you reach the high point its fairly easy going down into the valley, but coming back out means going back up again.

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Tue Sep 04 2018

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Fri Jun 08 2018