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This loop climbs to a bluff overlooking the Stehekin River Valley and Lake Chelan. The Stehekin River Road completes the loop.

This trail begins from the Rainbow Creek Trailhead two and a half miles west of the Golden West Visitor Center along Stehekin River Road. Within the first mile the trail climb almost 1,000 feet to a trail junction. The right side of the fork is the Boulder Creek Trail. Follow the left side of the fork to Rainbow Creek. You'll cross the creek two miles from the trailhead, then reach another junction. Bear left at this junction, which will begin your descent to the Stehekin River Road. Once you reach the road it is approximately two and a half miles back to the trailhead.

Directions: From Golden West Visitor Center, Travel westward along the Stehekin River Road 2.6 miles to the Rainbow Creek Trailhead.

Elevation: 1,180 feet

Difficulty: Moderate

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Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Washington

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