Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near Reliance with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Definitely wear your chacos/keens/waterproof shoes! I did the rocky ascent up to the second waterfall and it was beyond worth it. Just gorgeous.

hiking
26 days ago

We were unable to complete the trail. There is a mandatory water crossing and the water was too high. We saw a trail to the left that was marked with blue and white ribbon. We followed it for a while. It is not heavily trafficked and seems abandoned. The markers were still in place until the trail eventually disappeared in a area near the stream. Does anyone know anything about this trail? Its not on all trails, hiking project, or the area map.

hiking
27 days ago

Just slightly more than easy but a great hike...as others have said, bring an extra pair of shoes for the ride home. You will get up to your calves wading across the creek twice this time of year.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy in, easy out. Definitely one of the easier hikes near Chattanooga for the reward at the end. You’ll cross the stream twice before you make it to the falls, so be prepared to walk they water in worst case scenario. Round trip can be done in less than two hours for average hiker.

hiking
1 month ago

A fun little hike and beautiful waterfall. Be careful walking down the steps lol because I wasn’t. Can be crowded at times.

There are several ways to get to the falls. One could choose a more challenging route and hike up the mountain. There are not many inspiring views, but the hike is pleasant. If you choose to drive up Chilhowee Mountain you will find breath-taking views of the Ocoee and the surrounding mountains. There are terrific logging roads along the way to hike and hunt small game. The trail to the falls is short and very easy. The falls are wonderful. There are stairs down or one could choose to climb either side of the falls up or down. The creek at the bottom is a nice place to chill, dip your feet, and have a snack. Very kid and animal friendly.

Beautiful trail. None of the signs say Rainbow Falls, though. Just stay to the right when the trail forks to go to the falls. There is a larger waterfall past the first one but it's rocky and difficult to get to. Worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

I loved this trail the falls is so unique and pretty. I would advise taking water shoes though. when u are almost to the falls u have to cross the creek 3 times... it was winter, we had no water shoes, but went for it anyway. no turning back we were almost there!!

1 month ago

Easy and nice Trail

1 month ago

it's not easy Gerry your miss leading people

1 month ago

lost 30 lbs on this hike. Hey Katelin had good time maybe we can do it in woods next time

Easy trail hike, worth the trip to see the beautiful falls!

2 months ago

Very good trail to spend an hour or two in nature with the family or all day covering the loops.

Easy hike till very end at Falls, cross creek two times. But if you put in the effort and climb above this fall, there is a bigger one above it that is beautiful.

hiking
2 months ago

it's really NOT that easy for first time hikers but so beautiful .. definitely going again

hiking
2 months ago

Our first hike of 2018 and it didn’t disappoint. It was raining and 50 so we didn’t see many people. The trails where well marked, the trail width was good and the falls were beautiful. The area would be great for camping and hiking all the trails.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail to above the falls. Many nicely laid out rock steps down to the bottom. There are hand rails most of the way down. Be careful there are wet spots.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail. The fall was beautiful. Very busy trail with many people and dogs. However I wish it was a little better marked.

Great hike for the whole family. Very easy until the last part before falls where it can be steep in places. We hike this trail often with kids and the falls never disappoints.

Quick trail with one of the most beautiful waterfalls at the end. Very easy until the waterfall. Can choose to just view from top or take the steep steps down. Well worth the hour round trip for non experienced hikers.

Love it! Such a beautiful waterfall, not a bad hike! One of my favs

Great hike with kids!

Easy hike was a little scare of the bear warning. But it was worth it. 3 miles total to the falls and back.

hiking
3 months ago

nice out and back with two separate waterfalls and several cascades. could be an issue after rain d/t two creek crossing that involve rock hopping. overall enjoyed the walk

hiking
3 months ago

i good cold weather hike plus the falls were beautiful and not a soul in the woods. Very peaceful.

4 months ago

does anyone camp here?

hiking
4 months ago

I wouldn’t consider this hike “easy”. Near the end to get to the big water fall it’s more strenuous as you are basically rock climbing. I hike a ton so it wasn’t a big deal, but I feel more people should know this isn’t the easiest of hikes, especially if you are bringing a dog or children.

hiking
5 months ago

EZ trail but beautiful scenery. Progressively surrounded by cliffs on either side, waterfall is cool.

hiking
5 months ago

A great trail for getting into nature. The falls are beautiful, and at the bottom of a cliff, but the natural stairs back up the cliff can be hard on the knees - be advised ;) Enjoy!

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