Rainbow Lake

HARD 2 reviews
#8 of 14 trails in

Rainbow Lake is a 20 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Philipsburg, Montana that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, birding, fishing, and fly fishing and is best used from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
20.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2191 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

forest

lake

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Beautiful hike. I stayed the first night at Johnson Lake and the second at Rainbow Lake. Both lakes have good fishing. The view from Rainbow Pass makes the climb totally worth it. I think the round trip distance is closer to 18 miles than 14.

hiking
Monday, August 31, 2015

Good trail in well maintained less used wilderness. Recommend as an overnight hike. The view from Rainbow pass is worth trip. Bring fishing rod for Rainbow and Johnson Lake.