Rainbow Trail

EASY 33 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

17 days ago

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26 days ago

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26 days ago

walking
1 month ago

The trail was great except for the section that was closed due to repairs. We walked one way until the trail ended then back the other way. We all enjoyed the under water viewing area.

hiking
2 months ago

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hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

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hiking
4 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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11 months ago

Easy and kid friendly trail.

walking
11 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.