10 Stunning pictures from Rampart Lakes in the Washington Cascades

Nestled within the breathtaking wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, Rampart Lakes in Washington state stand as a testament to the region’s untamed beauty. These pristine alpine lakes are a hidden gem, waiting to be discovered by those seeking a tranquil escape into nature’s embrace.

The shimmering lakes, cradled by towering mountain peaks and lush evergreen forests, create a scene of unparalleled serenity. Each photograph captures the essence of this secluded paradise, showcasing the vivid reflections of surrounding peaks mirrored in the crystal-clear waters.

Photos from Rampart Lakes

Photo Credit: Alec Sills-Trausch

Photos from Rampart Lakes

Photo Credit: Alec Sills-Trausch

Photos from Rampart Lakes

Photo Credit: Alec Sills-Trausch

Photos from Rampart Lakes

Photo Credit: Alec Sills-Trausch

Photos from Rampart Lakes

Photo Credit: Alec Sills-Trausch

Photos from Rampart Lakes

two hikers hike alongside a lake shore
Photo Credit: Alec Sills-Trausch

Photos from Rampart Lakes

Photo Credit: Alec Sills-Trausch

Photos from Rampart Lakes

Photo Credit: Alec Sills-Trausch

Photos from Rampart Lakes

a hiker going down the trail with a lake and mountains in the background
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Photos from Rampart Lakes

a hiker in a red jacket stands on a rock with a lake to his left
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A reflection photo of larches and mountains, in Copper Glance Lake. This Washington lake is near winthrop.
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A hiker stands in front of a lake at sundown with big mountain behind him.
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Middle wallace falls with a big rainbow over the middle surrounded by trees.
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Author: Alec Sills-Trausch

Title: Founder of Explore with Alec

Expertise: Hiking, Backpacking, Photography, and Road Trips

Bio:

Alec Sills-Trausch is a hiker, backpacker, landscape photographer, and syndicated travel writer. He enjoys showing off the beauty of the world through his photos, videos, and written work on ExploreWithAlec.com. Alec is also a 2x cancer survivor and bone marrow transplant recipient, showing the world that there is a future from this terrible disease.

He lives in Washington, where he gets to enjoy the stunning PNW mountains in addition to all the other places he attempts to visit each year! You can see more work on IG at @AlecOutside