Rainbow Lake

Old Station, California

Rainbow Lake Professional Review and Guide

"It’s not the prettiest, or the biggest, or the deepest lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park, but Rainbow Lake has an intangible and very inviting ambiance. Perhaps its special to me because I was able to rest and refuel on its pleasant, secluded shores on several occasions, undisturbed by pests of any kind, including the sometimes ubiquitous mosquito. You might call it the mother of Lassen’s lakes, not overwhelming in any way, but always there, always comfortable, always welcoming. Highlights: This small lake sits in its own secluded basin on the southern flanks of Fairfield Peak."

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Trail Information

Old Station
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
Day hike or backpack
Best July to October
6,720 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,136 feet
Top Elevation
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Reading Peak, West Prospect Peak, Prospect Peak; Lassen Volcanic National Park maps by the National Park Service, Earthwalk Press, and Wilderness Press; USDAFS Lassen National Forest
Local Maps

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Jun 2018