Rainbow Falls

MODERATE 6 reviews

Rainbow Falls is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Signal Mountain, Tennessee that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
682 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

rocky

scramble

off trail

historic site

Take Rainbow Lake Trail to Signal Point Trail and then detour down to Rainbow Falls. The descent from the trail to the falls is a tough one. There is a worn path and some ropes strung up about halfway down, but getting to the ropes is the toughest part. It is very SLICK, especially after a rain. The trek down there is well worth the effort. The falls are beautiful! Plenty of stream crossings, boulder scrambles, and lookouts. You can make this a short loop, ending at the military park.

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2 months ago

The trails were pretty good and there are a lot of options depending on your fitness levels. There are quite a few places that have trees over the trails causing detours. We did go down to the falls, pretty unstable rocks and quite steep, never did find the lake, but there are some nice lookout points higher up. I would take my dogs here, probably wouldn't take them down to the falls unless you do that kind of thing with them often.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike, some rocks to traverse. Can't see the falls, but beautiful views of the Tennessee River.

3 months ago

There is some challenge to it in the rocks you climb over. But over all a nice trail. Great day on the rainbow lake trail.