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.
dogs on leash
Parking is limited and is known to be full sometimes during weekends
Great trail with some wonderful views! it intersects with several other trails as well.
Loved this trail. My 8 yr old done it easily. Well worth the climb!
We had so much fun! It definitely was challenging getting down to the falls but so worth it.
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.
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!!!
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.
Marked out great, and great views. Very strenuous, but planning on doing again very soon!!
Strenuous but well worth it!
Great hike. A good work out and the waterfall at the end makes this hike special.
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.
Spectacular falls! Stout climb but reward is huge!
Fun hike, incredible waterfall
Awesome trail. Doubly challenging hiking with a toddler on my back. Absolutely gorgeous views!
Great trail, and very well maintained. We took our 1 year old golden retriever and she had a blast. Plenty of places for her to swim!
great hike with beautiful waterfall
Great hike. Park opens at 9 which seems late. Lots of people.
The trail was amazingly well kept, there was only one small passage where it was slightly overgrown and this was just because of the location on The side of the hillside being so narrow. In terms of difficulty it wasn't difficult to navigate at all just a lot of walking! There was no point in which we had to climb or struggle to get up anywhere, the places that were extremely steep had very well maintained steps for you to climb. Some beautiful sights to see on your way up as well! Take plenty of water and don't give up! If I can do it anyone physically capable can (I'm not an avid hiker nor in shape lol)! The end result is completely breathtaking and totally rewarding!!! Watch out for rattle snakes... We seen a big one
enjoyed all the blackberries on the way....tons....beautiful. my 4 year old did great