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Jan. 20, 2019. 23 degrees. our first time hiking to the falls. started at the nature center and crossed the suspension bridge. even tho it was really cold it was an incredible trip. the river was really flowing because all the rain we've had. can't wait to do it in the spring...

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).

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6 days ago

One of my favorites and close to home. great hike!

the river had washed out the trail so we were only able to hike up the silvermine road to the look out and back. going up the slivermine road is probably the reason this trail is marked "difficult." if you start on the AT and hike along the silvermine road on your decent it's much easier. beautiful views, narrow at times, crowded on weekends/holidays. the town of hot springs has a lot of charm and kind people.

good for kids would be great in summer

I took this little trail in December. I had it all to myself. It’s a nice little waterfall and peaceful place to be outside. Good for families with children.

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10 days ago

Amazing, beautiful, breathtaking. I’d say easy to moderate. Not for young children.

super tough hike, but very rewarding

great waterfall right off the road

Beautiful trail with amazing sites

Hike along water almost the entire way! Beautiful!!

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!

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

First time here on Jan 1. The falls and river after heavy rains, bouldering, and climb to the rim exceeded expectations. Old mining town ruins were an unexpected bonus. Will definitely be back.

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15 days ago

Delightful trail. Great scenery. Really varied. Well marked. Loved it!!

This is a great trail especially when the water is up. Watching the kayakers on the way up. Some technical up to the falls. Simply beautiful

Awesome hike! Did the hike to the base of the falls. It’s been raining the last few days so it was super muddy and slick but worth it. The way the rocks are makes it hard to get good footing - so I’d rate this more strenuous than moderate. Also hiked back up and did Cane Creek Falls over the suspension bridge. My husband , I and pup enjoyed the day exploring nature ! Check out Cane Creek Overlook if you’re looking for a good spot to stop and eat lunch.

16 days ago

Enjoyed this trail and the hike behind the falls.

i love this trail. I've been hiking it for a few years now. it's becoming more popular lately so if you don't want to run into people go on off times, like weekdays or early mornings on weekends. i take my dogs and they love it too.

One of the best in the SE!

This was a lovely easy trail with lots to see - waterfall, covered bridge, lake.

Absolutely lives up to the hype. Great for kids and my dog. Two for one special of stunning falls at the bottom and the top and a suspension bridge for fun thrown in. Very cool hike.

Last of the Mohicans 1992 film was shot on this location.

One of the pretties falls I've ever been to.
A little steep but not too long of a hike.

hiking
21 days ago

Great spot off the road. Came after some big rains in the area, so the falls were flowing big time.

1Jan2019 - recent rains increased flows nicely...
Great family hike. Enjoyed rainbow as Sun break though...

Fun hike! Not hard.

Great hike. Rainbow Falls are amazing. It was well worth the additional hike to go on up to Turtleback Falls.

Very picturesque hike along the river. Great hike for novices because the trail is pretty flat. Would definitely recommend!

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