Rainbow Trail

EASY 27 reviews
#7 of 10 trails in

Rainbow Trail is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near South Lake Tahoe, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
22 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Trail was closed about halfway through due to flooding. Still nice scenery.

hiking
1 month ago

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hiking
2 months ago

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hiking
2 months ago

Trail is flooded for a bit due to amount of rain/snow the past season, but it's still a neat trail. In this short trail you will see stream, marsh, meadow, and forest environments, which is very cool. We arrived late, but you can also view the stream from under it from 9AM-4PM daily.

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9 months ago

Easy and kid friendly trail.

walking
9 months ago

Great for kids. We went in beautiful October so there were big crowds about 10-11am. Part of the trail was flooded so you had to go out and back instead of a loop. American black bear was nearby. Bathrooms at the visitors center.

9 months ago

walking
11 months ago

Love this place! We come here every time we're in Tahoe. Nice walk on paved pathways and if you come in October you can see all the salmon in the creek!

walking
11 months ago

Very nice walk through the wetlands. It is easy and paved so we could take our baby with the stroller.

11 months ago

There are currently two different map locations for this trail. This trail is NOT located on Lookout Point circle. Don't waste your time looking for it there.

This trail is located off of Visitor Center Drive, near Camp Richardson. Easy trail, paved and flat. Great for kids. There is a another trail nearby that leads to the lake.

11 months ago

There are currently two different map locations for this trail. This trail in NOT located on lookout point circle. Don't waste your time looking for it there.

This trail is located off of Visitor Center Rd. When you get there it's a very easy paved walk. There is also another trail nearby that leads to the lake.

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2016

Nice and easy for a family hike. Close enough to walk to the beach afterwards and have a picnic.
Edit: did hike in 2015, due to drought the river was dry.