Indian Head and Rainbow Falls

MODERATE 31 reviews

Indian Head and Rainbow Falls is a 9.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Keene, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
9.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1788 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

private property

no dogs

A great family hike. Park at St Huberts in Keene, follow Lake Rd from Ausable Club to Gill Brook trail. This pristine trail is dotted with waterfalls and great views. The destination, Indian Head, has amazing, iconic Adirondack views. It's a long but easy hike, no rock hopping or scrambles.

hiking
4 days ago

Magnifique randonnée dans les bois d'abord, longeant la rivière (sortir du sentier principal, vers la droite). Il y a une belle cascade proche de l'ascension. La vue est superbe. Excellent rapport effort/plaisir des yeux. Autorisée au chien (tenus en laisse)

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Done this mountain in the fall, winter, and summer and it's beautiful every time. One of my favorites and very much worth while. Be sure to take the scenic route for more beauty!

hiking
14 days ago

Because of the recent rains, some parts of the trail are swampy- be warned. Apart from that, the trail has a great combination of flat, slightly uneven, and very steep terrain that makes it a fun experience to climb! The view from the top of Indian Head Mountain is absolutely stunning as well. I totally recommend it to anyone who has good joints and is looking for great scenery!

hiking
17 days ago

Mostly a low intensity hike. Took about four hours round trip but we stopped at the top for about 30 minutes to enjoy the view. Most of the hike is flat until the last 30 minutes where the vertical climb becomes more prevalent. If you're looking for a hike with a view that makes the climb and time worth it this is the hike for you. Would highly recommend this to anyone looking for great views and a relatively easy hike.

23 days ago

The only hike I've ever been on that I will do again and again. I love it.

hiking
24 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

loved it

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

It was gorgeous! Well worth it the mud and length of the hike! I was blown away by the views!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike and amazing view! Gill Brooks trail is very muddy in certain spots.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike with a breathtaking view. Indian Head was on the cover of Adirondack Life magazine, I had to see it for myself.

hiking
1 month ago

Was my first hike and it was a beautiful trail. The view is so pretty

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Love this trail. Definitely coming back :)

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

A beautiful first hike in the Adirondacks