Rainbow Falls Trail

HARD 106 reviews

Rainbow Falls Trail is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cleveland, SC that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.9 miles 1162 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

waterfall

Parking is limited and is known to be full sometimes during weekends

10 days ago

I didn't do this trail. I did the trail on the other side. It's about a 1/4-1/2 mile straight down that leads you to the same fall. It's an awesome hike and even has some sections that a rope is required to repel from. My legs are killing me today, but well worth it!!

21 days ago

21 days ago

23 days ago

Love this trail. Beautiful scenery and great views. Challenging enough to get the blood flowing, but easy enough to do with the family. It will be a regular for me.

hiking
1 month ago

great views of waterfalls. some pretty steep inclines to get the blood flowing.

1 month ago

Great trail with some wonderful views! it intersects with several other trails as well.

1 month ago

Loved this trail. My 8 yr old done it easily. Well worth the climb!

1 month ago

We had so much fun! It definitely was challenging getting down to the falls but so worth it.

2 months ago

Starts deceiving easy, once you cross the bridge things begin to change. Plan according as it does take awhile. The view at the end is awesome. And it's all downhill coming back.

2 months ago

Beautiful Trail. Significant amount of stairs/steps. Many places to stop and rest and enjoy the quiet. Trail is very narrow at several points. Trail starts off flat, then increases to moderate. After about one mile in, trail changes significantly to hard and strenuous. Allow several hours to get to the end and back out. Not a loop. Enjoy!!!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful waterfall at the top. Perfect for a good hike and exercise. Also great for feline friends. I didn't find it as difficult as every said but my girlfriend sure did lol. Overall great trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Marked out great, and great views. Very strenuous, but planning on doing again very soon!!

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Strenuous but well worth it!

3 months ago

Great hike. A good work out and the waterfall at the end makes this hike special.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail. A good climb with views to make the effort certainly worth-while. Heavily trafficked on this occasion; granted it was a Saturday afternoon. Would go again. Waterfall at the top--followed by a 100% downhill hike--is your reward.

3 months ago

Spectacular falls! Stout climb but reward is huge!

3 months ago

3 months ago

Fun hike, incredible waterfall

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome trail. Doubly challenging hiking with a toddler on my back. Absolutely gorgeous views!