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Moderate hike average hikers and children can complete. Be careful to stay on the correct path, there are several forks to other trails. There is a dam and small swimming hole at the bottom with campsites.

1 month ago

Beautiful trail, great for a moderate workout

reviewing as someone who hiked this for the first time...the trail was poorly marked. the trees were well marked with the color of the trail you are following, but the trails lacked maps that show where you are and where each trail will lead you to. however, because of this our 6 mile hike luckily turned into a 9 mile one;) the all trails app helped us get back on track to Edwards point. the views were worth it!!

These trails are well marked yet flow naturally, with many scenic views.

Great hike for my dog and I. About 4.5 miles round trip out to Edwards point. It says moderate, but there are a few short strenuous portions. Not for a beginner hiker.

Beautiful falls.. April 27, 2018, Elaine , Maria, Leslie, Mother and I did this hike. It was gorgeous and we loved it

Great views and visibility in January.

6 months ago

One of my favorite places

Beautiful this week for us with fall colors in full bloom, lots of trees down between Edwards and signal point.. beyond Edwards we only saw a few people, mushroom rock is really cool. The campsite at suck creek was very large and could accommodate several groups. We were dropped off at signal and picked up at suck creek road the next morning. Made for a nice days hike with a 20lb pack

Excellent out and back

Awesome overlooks and water falls with an old dam and lake at the end.

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.

on Rainbow Falls

10 months ago

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

10 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.

We entered the Rainbow Lake trail at the small parking lot at Ohio Ave, just past Alexia Bros. We intended to do the Bee Branch loop, but the trail was narrow and overgrown. After seeing too many poisonous plants, we turned back and just did the hike down to Rainbow Lake and then back up. The kids (8 and 10) enjoyed playing in the "pond" and climbing on the rocks for about an hour. Bring a towel, spare clothes, and a snack and just relax. We left shortly after Noon on a Sunday and noticed that the parking lot was overflowing. It must be a popular spot.

Nice waterfalls, great view and nice rock climbing (top-roping options) at the end. My son and I actually camped on the edge of a cliff on Edwards Point, and it was amazing. Keep in mind, though, that it's ATV accessible, so you won't necessarily be alone, even at night after most hikers have gone home.

If you want to camp overnight, keep in mind the trailhead parking area says "no overnight parking". But I just called the local police at the number on the sign in the parking lot, and they were friendly and accommodating.

trail running
Thursday, July 20, 2017

A moderate hike, runable in parts dues to rocks and roots and uphill scrambles. Well worth it for the views. Trail is a bit hard to follow near the waterfall. If pressed for time head straight to Edwards point trail bypassing most of the loop.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

it was pretty dope.

Beautiful hike for photos. Would have been moderate if not for humidity. I would definitely recommend.

This section of trail is an excellent example of what this region and the Cumberland Trail as a whole offers. Multiple unobstructed views, stream crossings, geological features, and decent elevation changes.

Awesome views! Signal Point was my first, true hike... I'm hooked! I'm ready for my next trail!

Best hike I've been on. This one has it all! Capped off by an amazing overlook.

Absolutely love this hiking trail!

Beautiful trails. My husband and I took our dog and walked for hours. We parked at the Rainbow Lake parking lot but we must have taken a wrong turn somewhere along the way because we came out of the woods along way from the parking lot so I suggest before you go to look at maps. But other than that it's absolutely beautiful once you get past the golf course area and all the noise. Make sure you take a really good tick repellent because even though I sprayed us all down we were covered in ticks. We had more on us than our dog had.

Nice hike. Well maintained gravel path. The first half mile there was a lot of noise from chainsaws in a nearby neighborhood. We had more fun once we got to Bee Branch Trail. It is a traditional dirt trail and less traveled. The Rainbow Lake area was crowded even on a weekday. Overlooks were beautiful. It was a very nice area and the trails were well marked.

Great trail

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