Rainy Lake, North Cascades National Park

4.6
#7 of 9 in Parks in North Cascades National Park
Rainy Lake is located in North Cascades National Park. Rainy Lake is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, North Cascades National Park Edition.
Create an itinerary including Rainy Lake
map
Rainy Lake Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
28 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Approx 1-2 miles hike. Be wary of the bugs though. Ample amount of parking lots. The lake is really gorgeous and I would definitely revisit it next summers as well.  more »
  • This is an easy walk through beautiful forest to a breathtaking lake and cascading waterfall. Was surprised how gorgeous it was! And paved the whole way so easy for people of all ages. One of the pret...  more »
  • It was an easy walk on a paved path to the look out you can see above. Once there take the forest trail to explore more. Bring at least running shoes for this portion, and a bathing suite, (or not) to...  more »
Google
  • For those who want to get up close to a scenic alpine lake, but are not able to hike up steep trails to one, this is for them. From the Rainy Pass parking area a level, paved path leads to a viewing platform. Marvel at snow-capped peaks that send streams of water cascading down sheer cliffs to feed the lake. This place is truly wheelchair accessible.
  • Nice hike. Rainy Lake is an easy one mile walk to the viewing area. Flat. Hike further along the lake through the trees and brush for easy access into the lake if you want to swim, or relax.
  • saw this bear on the other side of Ann lake ...it was great
  • Beautiful with easy acess.
  • Beautiful 1 mile flat paved hike to Rainy Lake. This makes for a great place to stop and strech your legs and enjoy the beauty.

Plan your trip to North Cascades National Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park offers various styles of camping, including camping from a car, RV, or boat at a developed campground (wilderness camping is also available). The park permits numerous private concessionaires to provide lodging within the park's boundaries, so you'll find numerous lodges, rustic resorts, and cabins throughout the park. Many visitors also stay in the assortment of lodges, inns, motels, and campgrounds lining Route 20 on both the western and eastern sides of the park.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in North Cascades National Park by other users

1 day in North Cascades National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in North Cascades National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in North Cascades National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in North Cascades National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in North Cascades National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in North Cascades National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 25 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans