Rainbow Lake Trail

Area Status: Open


0.3 mile accessible trail from Cooper Lake Road to Rainbow Lake. This wide gravel trail crosses a muskeg then follows a small forested ridge to the shore of a small lake. There are views of surrounding mountains.

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At a Glance

Restrictions: Rainbow Lake Trail is closed to motorized vehicles from May 1- November 30. Rainbow Lake Trail is closed to pack/saddle stock from April 1- June 30.

General Information


At Mile 48 Sterling Highway in Cooper Landing turn south onto Snug Harbor Road. This turns into Cooper Lake Road after 9 miles. It is 2.5 miles further to the trailhead parking area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Dispersed Camping

Designated campsite with picnic table, fire pit and bear resistant food locker.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Rainbow Trout. See ADF&G regulations.

Day Hiking

Easy 0.3 mile to Rainbow Lake.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Recreation Areas

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