WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
To hike Lake Creek Road # 198, (turn west off of SH 69 just outside of the town of Hillside) follow the dirt road for about two miles, turn left at the Forest Service sign for Brush Lakes. The road is very rocky but is negotiable in a 2-wheel drive vehicle. Take this road all the way to the end (that is where the trailhead is and also the Rainbow Trail). Please be aware that you are traveling through private property on this section of road. This is also the access location for Brush Lakes trail. Follow the Rainbow Trail, traveling south, for approximately 5 miles to the junction of South Brush trail. From this junction it is about 7 miles to Banjo Lake. The trail is moderate for hiking, and 5 miles in length.