Rainy Lake, North Cascades National Park

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Rainy Lake Falls is a waterfall on the inlet stream of namesake Rainy Lake in Chelan County, Washington. The stream heads in a pair of small lakes and the remaining portions of the Lyall Glacier, and flows down a cascade that is said to be approximately 850ft high.The falls drop over several tall rock steps, with a largest single drop of 300ft. Each of its three tiers is about 80ft wide. A steep talus cascade is also found at the foot of the falls. Rainy Lake’s outlet stream eventually flows into the Stehekin River.The drainage area of Rainy Lake Falls is very small, but its sources allow it to retain water all year long, with best flows from May through August. It is located alongside the North Cascades Highway.
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  • Rainy Lake is an ideal hike for people who want some nice mountain scenery, but for one reason or another do not wish to go a long distance, do a lot of climbing, or just don't have a lot of time. The...  more »
  • This hike is easy, and around 2 mls, round trip I believe. It's paved the whole way, and winds through beautiful forest foliage, with a little bridge crossing a creek and small waterfall. There was so...  more »
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  • Nice easy short walk/hike to this beautiful lake
  • Good easy hike. Good for when you traveling with baby or elderly. Paved path, I managed to get a stroller in and out with no problem. There are two benches at the lake great spot for picnic. Don't know if food will attract wildlife or not.

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