Rainbow Falls Trail

HARD 382 reviews

Rainbow Falls Trail is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1686 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

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9 days ago

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10 days ago

You come across a few smaller waterfalls along the way before you come to the big one at the end. Saw a person attempting to hike this trail in high heels.

11 days ago

What a wonderful trail! The falls are breathtaking! The trail is a little difficult getting up, pretty much an incline the entire way in. Bring lots of water. We did see a bear on our way out.

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13 days ago

Nice hike. Bring plenty of water and your endurance. It is worth it at the falls. Enjoy.

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17 days ago

Awesome hike up to a wonderland of boulders and beautiful falls.

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18 days ago

Hard but worth it. Bring more water than you think you'll need, especially if it's a warm day. There was a mama bear and two cubs on the trail when we went. We hiked late afternoon and the whole trail took us almost 4 hours (with breaks and an extended rest at the falls).

23 days ago

Was definitely a hard hike but was beautiful and lots of wild life and many Waterfalls along the way. The end was definitely worth it.

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25 days ago

Saw a bear cub on this trail.

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27 days ago

Awesome trail! Truly enjoyed the challenge and got to witness the eclipse here on the mountain side.

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1 month ago

Great trail with beautiful falls at end of trail. Took this trail with family. Can be challenging for some since it's rugged. Wear comfortable shoes that can get wet.

1 month ago

Definitely a difficult hike but also a rewarding one. The waterfall was kind of a let down but I'm glad I hiked this trail at least once.