Montreat Rainbow Trail, Toll Road, Lookout Mountain

MODERATE 21 reviews

Montreat Rainbow Trail, Toll Road, Lookout Mountain is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Montreat, North Carolina that features a great forest setting 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
889 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

hiking
9 days ago

Great easy hike after doing the Lookout Trial

16 days ago

Nice little walk with some good views

hiking
2 months ago

This is a ver enjoyable hike. The way up to Lookout Mountain is all railroad trestle stairs and steep in places. . Some stairs are getting sort of washed out, so they are quite high and can get strenuous for those with shorter legs. The view from the top is awesome and well worth the scramble up. The rest is a steady, well-marked amble downhill with plenty of wildflowers . A beautiful hike any time of year, but judging from the glimpses of distant mountains I got through the leaves, I want to do this one again when they are down.

4 months ago

It’s a nice starter trail for the area. We took our dog with and met several other pups along the way. Several cool rock cut outs but nothing really spectacular view wise for photos / selfies. Was still a really nice trail though!

hiking
5 months ago

Well marked and cleared trail. Started with Lookout (rocky climb to the summit) and ended with Rainbow for an easier descent. Great trail for pups too!

5 months ago

Make sure to take Rainbow Road, which is what the map shows. Do not take Rainbow Trail, which starts near the Montreat gate and is not shown on this map. Rainbow Trail is very steep, rough, and strenuous. See Montreat trails map for details.

5 months ago

Great trail for your out of town guest.

6 months ago

Beautiful trail

8 months ago

This was a nice trail we made our way up to lookout Mountain... quite enjoyable... I bit of squishy above the shoes mud in a few places.
Every one had doggies and was happy that we met :)

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