Day Hike - Rampart Lakes


Day Hike - Rampart Lakes

Rampart Lakes are a very pretty collection of tarns above Rachel lake. It is a challenging trail to Rachel and then more to Rampart, but if you are up for it, you will be rewarded with some of the most scenic setting around. Weather may permit a swim in your own private tarn.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,100 ft
  • Pace: just a little under 2 mph.

We will meet at the Tibbetts P&R in Issaquah. Timing will be shared with registered riders.

Please be certain that you can do this strenuous hike and keep up with the others while having fun.


Rachel, Rampart & Lila Lakes

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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