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Rachel Lake Trail

HARD 185 reviews

Rachel Lake Trail is a 8.2 mile heavily 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 8.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,991 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

over grown

scramble

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over grown
rocky
snow
16 days ago

Great trail! Very easy and accessible at the start. With the snow and mud, the last mile and a half is a challenge. The view at the top by the lake (while absolutely freezing) was well worth the scramble up.

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bugs
muddy
rocky
25 days ago

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muddy
1 month ago

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bugs
1 month ago

Highly recommend this trail. It took us 4.5 hours to complete the hike.

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muddy
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Such an epic hike.....definitely a work out especially the last mile but so well worth it. Was surprised by how busy a Monday was. Will definitely do this hike again.

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muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Long easy hike until the last mile where most the elevation gain happens. 1000ft in a mile. Lots of roots and the trail follows dry creek beds. It’s difficult because you have to be careful where you step most of the gain. The meadows below, on the way up, are pretty and the view of the mountain ranges we pass by is incredible. Only went up for a day hike to Rachel lake but plan to continue to the lakes beyond next trip! I’ve been camping in box canyon for the last 16 years and this was the first time hiking this trail! Shame on me....

hiking
1 month ago

Good challenging trail with couple of obstacles. View is totally worth it.

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bugs
muddy
2 months ago

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muddy
2 months ago

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bugs
off trail
rocky
2 months ago

backpacking
2 months ago

I went with a small group on an overnight trip to Rachel Lake. We went during the week and had the lake all to ourselves. The trail was a little muddy in places on the way up, but especially on the way down due to rain. Some beautiful streams and waterfalls along the trail. It took about 2.5 hours to get there, and we shaved 20 minutes on the return trip. We took our fishing poles and caught a few cutthroat trout. The sun was out and the views were incredible.

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bugs
muddy
2 months ago

two nights at Rachel Lake, super alpine lake, cool water, some bugs, save your self for the last mile up - steep, take the extra trip up to Rampart Lakes, lots of pond life up there, all totally worth the effort, dogger loved it

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muddy
rocky
2 months ago

A bit muddy in spots but fun hike. Last mile is most of the elevation gain for this hike.

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hiking
muddy
2 months ago

Great hike. Beautiful! Starts nice and easy then gets steep at the end!

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bugs
2 months ago

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bugs
muddy
3 months ago

Hiked today with my wife front carrying our 7 month old.... Trail conditions: We made it to the top with a few sketchy spots where my wife (who was carrying our daughter) needing some assistance to climb over a large tree being down and a few other slick spots on the trail. "Trail" is mostly roots and rocks once you hit the elevation which comes all at the end. Lots of stream crossings - our water proof boots worked well. Road Conditions: Paved road for a decent part of this. The road itself was fairly easy for us to pass in our prius although for about a mile we were going between 8 - 20 miles an hour. Road was fairly flat and had been grooved so the times we were going slow was not navigating large potholes but our prius shocks couldn't quite handle the grooves in the road . Parking: large parking areas, but when we arrived at 11:15 there was a large line of cars leading up to the parking areas. This trail was a lot more more popular than we expected, but for good reasons!

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