Rachel Lake Trail

HARD 16 reviews
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Rachel Lake Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Easton, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until November.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2165 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

over grown

scramble

backpacking
1 day ago

We tried this trail about 2 weeks ago and were not able to make it. There weren't enough signs to make it to the lake before sundown (started around 3pm), so we had to back out and camp closer to Lake Kachess.

We assumed from such a hard winter it wouldn't be possible to get to the lake (with out extra time and patience) for maybe another month or so.

hiking
4 days ago

We did not make it to Rachel Lake but still had a great time. FR 4930 is clear of snow and debris, but watch out for numerous pot holes -- a sedan can pass through without clearance issues. The trail is currently very muddy with snow melt and there are several snow fields that make the trail difficult to follow. Identifying cut logs ahead and recording our trip helped us stay on route. There are also several minor creek crossings throughout. At around the 3 mile mark we were unable to pass a major creek crossing without taking off boots and wadding through. We decided to turn around and return at a later date with water shoes for the crossing and a towel to dry off on the other side.

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Got really steep at the last mile.
The bugs were so bad that my friend and I turned around with only maybe five more minutes to the lake.

8 months ago

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Sunday, November 22, 2015

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

hiking
Friday, August 07, 2015

fly fishing
Tuesday, August 04, 2015

hiking
Monday, July 13, 2015

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Sunday, June 21, 2015