Rainbow Falls Trail

HARD 210 reviews

Rainbow Falls Trail is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cleveland, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1181 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

walking

forest

waterfall

Parking is limited and is known to be full sometimes during weekends

hiking
2 days ago

One of the most difficult hikes I have done. But well worth it. The views along the way, climbing up rocks and the falls were all breathtaking. Would not recommend for an easy afternoon hike, but to try something different and a great workout, this is the trail. Do bring water and snacks, and take as many breaks when needed!

hiking
3 days ago

Fairly difficult hike. Uphill, narrow in places, and you do climb over rocks most of the way. I took my dog and even she had challenges in a few spots. Overall worth the hike.

4 days ago

Great hike!

hiking
4 days ago

My favorite hike in SC!

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hiking
7 days ago

Not too bad of a hike. Currently a giant tree covering part of the path which is a pain to climb through. It is a straight up hike so be ready work a workout! Look out for rattlesnakes, as my dog and I encountered one higher up on the trail!!

hiking
9 days ago

Nice challenging hike for those wishing to push it in Jones Gap State Park, but the waterfall makes it worth it, especially on a day after some heavy rains. The mist alone is a nice way to cool off, and if you have your water filter, it's a good place to fill back up (IF you have a filter).

hiking
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hiking
15 days ago

This trail was so beautiful! We did it about a month ago and I remember it being a good workout going uphill a lot. Definitely take a snack to have near the waterfall! My boyfriend and I found a little spot where you can sit directly under the waterfall. Probably not recommended I'm sure, but the waterfall was so light we didn't see any harm in it. We did a hike in Table Rock SP and a long hike in Caesars Head and this one was my favorite out of all of them. Enjoy!!

hiking
17 days ago

I would say it's hard if you don't like going uphill the whole time other than that it's relatively easy wish you can keep a conversation going worth it when you get to the top

hiking
18 days ago

Took my puppy and he did it with no problem! Lots of shade just very steep in places.

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