Explore Dog Friendly - view hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Dog Friendly Map
VIEW FULL MAP
hiking
3 hours ago

The actual overlook and waterfalls are not seen until the very end of the hike. The sound of the interstate can be very annoying but at times you can’t hear it. There are different parking locations to go straight to the waterfall and main overlook so you can skip the majority of the trail if you’d like. Overall not bad hike but not one I will be returning to.

Awesome day hiking Rainbow Falls and Turtle Back today. Very cold temp dropping down to below 20 degrees; however, we managed to get some good shot(s) of the falls as well as the rainbow! Good times.

The trail is relatively short and not too challenging, and has a lot of great views of the waterfall, which was much bigger in person than I expected. Be sure to keep an eye out for trail offshoots that lead closer to the falls for even better views (we found one that put us literally right next to it).

Really enjoyed this trail. white blazes a little confusing in places because there are several different trails. lots of roots on the trail but no real problem areas.

hiking
muddy
rocky
2 days ago

Awesomely hard trail. Rained all day but grip was still good for most of the trail on rocks and roots. Falls were overflowing and beautiful. Highly recommend but please keep in mind it is not an easy trail.

The Parkway was closed so I came up from 221 on the Asuiti trail. Some ice but more mud. Great winter views. The Calloway trail and Nuiti trail are closed for supposed “storm damage.” Well I might have gone down both to make it a loop and didn’t see any storm damage besides one fallen branch. The park service is saying they won’t open till July. It would be nice to know the real reason they are closing these two prime trails for such a lengthy time. It certainly isn’t storm damage. Overall a good steady climb but I wouldn’t recommend it without poles. If you solo hike like I do and you fall be prepared for a being in the woods along time before anyone finds you. Extra clothes, lighter, whistle, etc.

Family stopped for restroom break. Saw about 15 elk, really cool experience.

Lots of switchbacks but still pretty steep. Fairly difficult but the view is worth it.

So beautiful. Not a lot of traffic we saw only 1 other person on our way out! Be prepared to cross a river!!

I usually do this loop with the Dismal climb at the end. I take my 45lb dog and he loves it. Yes, I have to help him up and down the ladders, but it’s worth it to have him with me. We’ve never had any major trouble. It’s a great workout with a variety of scenery, suspension bridge, & plenty of technical aspects to keep it interesting. Don’t forget to take the spur on Raven Cliff trail to the overlook at the end. It’s cool to see where you just were.

Fun hike and is a great length for those looking for a long hike. Absolutely gorgeous and lots of plant life to examine.

Nice hike out, moderately strenuous during the first mile climb. Bridge is worth seeing. The walk back is along a dirt road. total trip was 7 miles by my GPS.

hiking
8 days ago

Really nice hike. 4 waterfalls and a rugged trail. Interesting water features...some with no outlet. Be sure to take the Sheep Cave side trail. Not a beginner hike.

I did this trail in December and mostly had it to myself on a rare sunny day in the middle of the week. The falls are huge and breathtaking. The trail is well maintained with some small inclines. There was a little ice on the inclines when I went which made it a little slippery in spots but not bad. The stairs down to the falls are worth the effort. A good short little hike and workout.

hiking
9 days ago

Not strenuous at all, but a nice wide, relatively flat walk along the riverside with smaller falls appearing first and then a beautiful high set of falls at the end of mile. Take your mom.

It was a bit rainy when we went but that just made the waterfall look even more spectacular. Great view of Rainbow Falls, didn't go all the way to Turtleback because we had the dogs with us and they weren't really behaving well that day but would love to go back!

A fun hike. A bit muddy but we enjoyed it. Kids did better than myself who slipped a few times. There's a small river to go through...seemed a lot didn't realize this. Wear proper hiking shoes or an extra set.

Waterfall was really nice and tucked away. A bit crowded for a few moments. Overall a cool hike.

So so pretty. Definitely a little challenging but doable. Just have to pay attention to what you’re doing. I would be very reluctant to do this trail after some rain. A lot of rocks but well marked. Virgin Falls at the very end is worth it I promise!

Worth the visit. Very well kept and friendly folks around. Waterfalls are amazing. Would definitely come back for another run.

hiking
13 days ago

ran out of time but hiked it for a couple hours. gorgeous. hope to go back and finish.

great hike but better take note of the firwt sign you see it is strenous but well worth it. i do believe we will camp overnight sometime

This hike was beautiful, I recommend going here, Loved It

mountain biking
14 days ago

Awesome trail, a little tough for beginners but very doable! We will definitely do it again

on Jacks Knob Trail

hiking
14 days ago

Went yesterday and less than 5 minutes the trail disappeared into all the downed trees and Rhododendron. Had to turn around along with a group of 8 people. I am once opened it would be great.

Great trails, very crowded on a weekend when the weather is nice. Hiked the High Falls Loop today starting at the main parking lot going to High Falls then Triple Falls & back on the High Falls Loop to the parking lot.

hiking
14 days ago

New Year’s Day 2019 first day hike great hike falls worth the hike

Hiked from Hwy 180 to the Brasstown Bald Parking Lot & back yesterday. The uphill switchbacks were challenging for a “flat lander” but the real challenge came when I got to the top. There were so many bushes & trees down across the trail that I had to go over, under, and around like an obstacle course! Round trip took me about 3 1/2 hours but I’m old & slow! Great workout!

This trail, to me, rates closer to difficult than moderate. Once the climb begins it continues to the overlook. Lots of blowdowns and debris on the trail also. However, I loved the hike.
Other reviewers mentioned waterfalls, there are no waterfalls along Rattlesnake Ridge from Rock Creek campground. Not sure if they are referring to Rock Creek Falls. If so it’s a completely separate trail.
Scenery along this trail gets ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!

It was really nice!! Def good exercise and worth the view!!

Load More