Rainbow Falls Trail

MODERATE 50 reviews

Rainbow Falls Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kerhonkson, 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 September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
790 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

Park in the lower parking lot and take the mossy glen trail (yellow), which is almost an immediate left off the lower carriage road. ( corner of parking lot ). This trail hugs the peters kill for almost 2 miles. The water tumbles over so many rocks / boulders it's beautiful. Follow the trail left and up to the upper carriage road and made a right. Follow the carriage road for about a mile and look for the orange blaze on the right for rainbow falls trail heading downhill. (Easy to miss.. pay attention). Follow the trail for about a half mile to the base of the falls. Continue along the base of the falls following the orange markers UP the short rock scramble. Once at the top enjoy the view of the Catskills in the distance. WOW. Follow this trail to the lower carriage road and made a right which leads back to the parking lot in about 2 miles or so.

2 days ago

Stunning!

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Well maintained trail. Took the mossy glen trail (now YELLOW unlike the description saying it is blue) to the upper carriage road and turned off into the orange trail (rainbow falls trail). I did not see much of a water fall on rainbow falls trail, as maybe the pool had drained, but almost to the point where mossy glen meets upper carriage there is a hidden waterfall on a switchback. Nice hike although the trail up to the top of rainbow falls is a bit of a skirmish

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2 months ago

Only $10 for a whole day of fun. Nice trails, lots of options for beginners to advanced and everybody in between. We'll be back often.

2 months ago

Great trail, took our kids (5 & 3) and our two dogs we all had a blast!

2 months ago

terrible no parking 10 bucks to get in maps are terrible screw this place!!!!

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