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Trail was mostly uphill the whole way. We weren’t expecting the stone stairs at the top but they aren’t too bad, just wish the railing extended up the whole stairway. The fall is a little anticlimactic but there’s an awesome spot where you can sit and hang out behind the fall and cool off before you head back down. Seemed like it took us an hour to get to the top and about 15 minutes back to the car. Going out is way quicker and easier than the hike up. Altogether had a great time, I wouldn’t want to do it in the hotter summer months but the weather was beautiful so we got a little sun without dying of heat stroke

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2 days ago

Easy in, easy out. Definitely one of the easier hikes near Chattanooga for the reward at the end. You’ll cross the stream twice before you make it to the falls, so be prepared to walk they water in worst case scenario. Round trip can be done in less than two hours for average hiker.

My favorite place

hiking
7 days ago

Absolutely love this hike! I drive nearly an hour when I want to hike just so I can come to Gee Creek Trail. The small waterfalls are absolutely breathtaking, plus I’ve seen kids swimming under the one at the end of it. There are two rocky parts that are difficult to cross if you’re new to it or just don’t like that kind of thing, but once you get the hang of it it’s not bad. I’d recommend going after a light rain (if you’re used to the trail!) for a really lovely addition of small streams along the trail.

Beautiful trail. None of the signs say Rainbow Falls, though. Just stay to the right when the trail forks to go to the falls. There is a larger waterfall past the first one but it's rocky and difficult to get to. Worth it!

hiking
11 days ago

I loved this trail the falls is so unique and pretty. I would advise taking water shoes though. when u are almost to the falls u have to cross the creek 3 times... it was winter, we had no water shoes, but went for it anyway. no turning back we were almost there!!

Great trail very beautiful!!! Went after couple rainy days and falls were awesome.

17 days ago

Easy and nice Trail

17 days ago

We only goes half the way . It was wet ans the Rocks was very slippy. Maybe next time

21 days ago

it's not easy Gerry your miss leading people

21 days ago

lost 30 lbs on this hike. Hey Katelin had good time maybe we can do it in woods next time

hiking
21 days ago

was not able to locate the trail for the second creek crossing. look forward to another trip.

hiking
23 days ago

Some places on the trail can be hard to navigate if you go past the waterfall. But overall it’s a beautiful hike.

Definitely a moderate hike. The falls were very full and my teenagers had a great time exploring!

Easy hike till very end at Falls, cross creek two times. But if you put in the effort and climb above this fall, there is a bigger one above it that is beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

it's really NOT that easy for first time hikers but so beautiful .. definitely going again

Nice hike, pretty falls after the rain we've had. I'd do it again.

Nice falls and trail. Well maintained. Kinda steep in places

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous ridge line. At the fork where the leader trail meets the loop, the left approach is much steeper but faster.

If my 3 year old can hike this trail so can you! Great fun and great scenery!

hiking
1 month ago

Caught this doing the John’s Mountain Loop. Falls are running strong, lots of people.

The trail was a beautiful hike. Has picnic tables by the parking area & a privy. As you get halfway through the trail, it gets a bit narrow & rocky. Towards the top, there are railings to keep you from falling off the mountain. Was definitely a great hike & would do it again.

hiking
1 month ago

Would definitely rate this as a moderate trail for anyone who isn't used to hiking on a regular basis. Beautiful trail!

hiking
2 months ago

Great photo ops here! The trail up to the main falls gets narrow at one point, but manageable. Can't wait to go back.

Creek was way up and raging we felt it was to dangerous to cross so we only got to hike half of the trail. The trail follows the creek at one point it was a little difficult to navigate / climb the rocks.. I will try agin later in the year after the creek drops. And yes like the other reviews there are a lot of baseball size rocks on the trail but we didn’t find them that hard to hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike- go right instead of left for an easier climb

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike, trail has many fallen trees across the trail. Poorly marked.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail. Easy and beautiful.

Note this trail is only open two days a month. The first and last Saturday of each month. Having said that this is an amazing trail. Exceptionally clean well maintained and has a touch of difficulty. We took the middle trail out and the and the adventure hike trail back. Mildly difficulty at the beginning with ropes to traverse down a steep incline. The Rocks and the waterfall are well with the Trip. Overall a great hike. Two thumbs up.

hiking
2 months ago

Four stars

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