Stairway, Rainbow, Turtleback Falls

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Stairway, Rainbow, Turtleback Falls is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bear Wallow Hollow, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
941 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

4 days ago

The hike up is pretty tiring, but the falls are great for swimming. I’ve jumped off of Rainbow Falls & it is terrifying but definitely worth it - once you’re up there, the only way down is to jump. Only do this if the water level is high. There is a small trail up the left side of the falls (within the trees) & a climbing rope to get you to midway up the falls. You will have to climb some rocks along the bottom to get there.

2 months ago

Difficult hike but definitely worth it. Gorgeous waterfalls.

hiking
3 months ago

One of our favorites. Easy hike with a lot of gorgeous falls.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
3 months ago