2023 Rainbow Lakes

Volunteer Trail Work Project

2023 Rainbow Lakes

Volunteer Trail Work Project

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In the Trinity Mountains, the Rainbow Basin Trail is a non-motorized trail that winds through the Rainbow Basin and leads to nine lakes carved out by glaciers. This area has a variety of wildlife and rainbow and cutthroat trout can be found in the lakes, stocked by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Volunteers will replace trail signs and do trail maintenance. The group will car camp at Big Trinity Lake.  

Trail: Rainbow Basin Trail #174 

Itinerary: Work begins Friday morning (welcome to get to camp Thursday afternoon/ evening).  Work up the Rainbow Basin Trail, return to camp every evening.  Sunday– finish up work, leave to head home after lunch.  

Crew Leaders: Art Troutner and Greg Hart 

More Information:  All Trails  

Estimated Drive Time from Closest Town: 2 hours 15 min from Mountain Home  

GAIA Map:  Rainbow Lakes 

Difficulty Rating  

Hike: 3/5 Moderately Strenuous
The Rainbow Basin trail is 4.4 miles in total. A few steep climbs, with 1,600 total elevation gain over the four miles. The hike will get longer each day as we work further out from camp. See the linked map for the elevation profile. 

Project Work: 3/5 Moderately Strenuous
Repeated digging or sawing, the potential for some heavy lifting. Carrying tools and packs up to eight miles if we clear the whole trail. Volunteers can pick trail duties based on comfort and ability level and are encouraged to work at their own pace.

Volunteer Spots Available: 1 of 12
If there are no volunteer spots available, click “Sign Up” to get on our waitlist for this project!

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