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

27 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
29 days ago

hiking
3 months ago