CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Rainbow & Island Lakes

CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-2.5 mph). A hike up the Pratt Lake trail with views of Ollalie Lake and Mount Rainier on our way to visit lovely Island and Rainbow lakes.

  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-2.5 mph


A long gradual climb up the Pratt Lake trail will take us to a high ridge with views down to Ollalie Lake and out to Mount Rainier.  Continuing on we will reach lovely Island Lake and take our lunch break there.  Depending on conditions and hiker interest we may continue on to Rainbow lake before making our return trip down the Pratt Lake trail to the trailhead.


Pratt Lake Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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