Starting from Gorton Creek Trail #408, the trail drops down a side slope 0.5 mile to the bottom of the Rainy Lake basin and the north end of Rainy Lake Trail #423A (4,160’). Stay straight on #423 and continue 1 mile to Wyeth Trail #411. The trail is well worn and easy to follow, but occasionally becomes overgrown in areas.
From Hood River travel south on OR Hwy 281 Dee Highway (it goes past the Hood River airport) approximately 11 miles to Lost Lake Road at Dee. Take the right fork here and cross the East Fork of the Hood River. Turn right again and go 1.2 miles up Punchbowl Road until it crosses the West Fork of the Hood River. The road becomes Dead Point Road (Forest Road 2820) here. Follow Dead Point Road 11 miles until you get to Rainy Lake Campground and Trailhead. Take the Rainy Lake trail #423A, north to intersect this trail.