Rachel, Rampart & Lila Lakes


Backpack - Rampart Lakes

High country rambling in glorious scenery.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,100 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

0800 at the TH

Rampart ridge and lakes offer spectacular views of peaks, ponds, flowers, rocks and possibly ripe huckleberries. While most of the trail follows the valley at a gentle grade, the last mile or so up to Rachel Lake and then the half mile up to the ridge are quite steep, rocky and rooty.  Alpine heaven requires some serious uphill climbing.


Rachel, Rampart & Lila Lakes

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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