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Rainbow Loop Trail is a 8.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Stehekin, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and nature trips and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 8.1 mi Elevation gain 2,244 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Camping Hiking Nature trips Forest Lake River Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Morgan Houghton
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Hiking

Just not super interesting. Burned out forest, decent path itself, a couple spots with gorgeous views. Saw a rattle snake on the path. No shade on the southern half of the trail.

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W W
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Hiking

Did the southern half, up and back, to the rainbow bridge. Nice hike. Great view about 1 mile in.

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Roger Sherwood
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Hiking

I don't often say this, but I'm sorry I took this hike. I don't understand how other people gave it such a high rating. And the distance is misleading, as well as the name. The trail leaves from the main road, goes up hill 1,222 feet, crosses the river that feeds Rainbow Falls, then comes back down and meets the road again, about 3 miles up, or down the road, depending on which direction you hiked, so it's not a loop unless you walk along the road back to where you started. The sign at the trail head on the North end says it is a 5 mile hike. Actual distance was 4.4 miles. The hike is through mostly forest and burnt-out trees. It is not an attractive hike, its only redeeming qualities are some brief views of the mountains across the valley and of Lake Chelan through the dead trees. Save your energy and find another hike.

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Jaime McFall
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Backpacking
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Amazing views from the top. Lake is beautiful.

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Daveena Loera
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Celesta Bjornson
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Henderson Dawson
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Jason Campbell
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Connie Mehmel
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Justin Wilson
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Sharon Bartlett
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Fred Stanke
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Tammy Binschus
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Tammy Binschus
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Don Yates
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Lawrence Morrissey
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Jo Co
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Steve Moreland
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Mike Douglas
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Steve Moreland
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Martyn Williams
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Bruce Man
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Karen Schaan
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Chris Duros
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Viv Olivera
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Brian Medeiros
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