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Rainbow Falls is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Signal Mountain, Tennessee that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.6 mi Elevation gain 606 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Running

Forest

Lake

River

Views

Waterfall

Rocky

Scramble

Off trail

Historic site

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Waypoints (2)

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Reviews (105)
Photos (534)
Recordings (69)
Completed (304)
Sarah Jones
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arrived at 11 am Sunday morning, Gates and trails closed per signage

Kim K
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HikingClosed

Trail is closed. Rainbow Lake and Bee Branch Trail is open down the street, not the trail to the falls.

Elizabeth Howick
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Hiking

Not sure why people say it is closed... i hiked it on 7/6 and plenty of people were swimming at the falls; i saw no signage. I did the full loop, and BEWARE... poison ivy everywhere, no way your legs can avoid it

Makala Quinn
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HikingClosed

Park is closed as of 7/5/2020

Kimberly Cary
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HikingClosed

6/620 closed!

Erin Wolfe
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Hiking

I just got here and it is NoT open- gates down, construction cones, stop signs

Melissa Brubaker
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Hiking

Not open yet

Christina Ni
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Hiking

So fun and short walk

Rachel Rowell
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open as of 5/21/2020

john lapoint
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Hiking

Closed as of 5/1/2020

Evan Bruhn
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HikingMuddyOff trailRockyScramble

Great trail, probably a higher difficulty than moderate.

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Shannon Malanga
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HikingRocky

I started from Signal Point. This had so many beautiful views. If you take the trek for a loop, you will wind up on city roads for the last 1/2 mile or so. That was a bit disappointing for me. Next time I will work this as an out-and-back. Breathtaking views from several cliffs along the way.

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Emily Valdés
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Hiking

Great trail! This way (starting near the lot and finishing on the road) was the way to do it. There are a lot of steep steps down at the beginning that I’m glad we did down and not up. Also, this way, when we hit the road again towards the end there was a trash can that we were about to put the doggy poop bags in. Beautiful hike!

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Kara Timberlake
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HikingOff trailRocky
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Cameron Quick
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Hiking

Last big chick of the trail is you walking down small roads...not the safest.

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Devin McCullough
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Hiking

Really nice trail, technical in places but nothing too crazy. Definitely recommend it!

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Maddie Simms
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Hiking

Our favorite trail in Chattanooga! Easy to get to and well maintained

Rose Casanova
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Hiking

Fairly challenging trail with an awesome overlook of the river. Lots of boulders, roots, downed trees to navigate, which made it really fun. Not clearly marked after the lake, so you'll have to do some backtracking. The alltrails app helped a lot. The second half of this hike is on much easier and level ground.

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Carolynn Hallbright
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HikingRocky

Gorgeous views atop the mountain looking down on the river. The wooded areas of the trail are magical and serene. Be aware that there are some challenging stairs after the signal mountain blvd parking lot. The first half of the trail is quite rocky and took us significantly longer than the second half of the trail. To continue on this trail, don’t take the swinging bridge when you reach Rainbow Falls (currently dry). Overall, a fun, rewarding hike!!

paul miranda
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RunningOver grownRockyScramble

Perfect for hiking. Horrible to run on.

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Parker Young
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Hiking

A little tricky to stay on the trail towards the beginning. And the rainbow falls was also a little too steep to get to with a dog.

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Michael Browning
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HikingRocky

was a good hike. make sure and follow the blue markings on the trees to stay on path. Has 2 swinging bridges. pretty fun overall!

Angela Hardison
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HikingRocky
Seph LaMar
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HikingRockyScramble

The GPS points on this are off by about a quarter mile. If you follow the exact GPS points it will lead you to a retirement facility. Just use Google Maps and navigate to Signal Point Park and that will put you directly at the trailhead with plenty of parking.

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