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Rainbow Falls Trail
Great Smoky Mountains - Rainbow Falls Trail
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Activity Type Creek Access, Hiking
Features Waterfall, Scenic
Recommended Age 9-12 yr, 13+ yr
Family Activity Cost* Free
Duration 1/2 day
  • 5.4 mile total, 1685 ft climb, 4285 ft peak, strenuous hike.

  • The trail is rocky and steep in places.

  • It's the highest single drop waterfall in the Smokies. A rainbow produced by mist from this 80-foot high waterfall is visible on sunny afternoons. During extended winter cold spells, an impressive ice formation builds around the falls.

  • Do not climb on rocks around the waterfall. The rocks are slippery due to mist and algae.

  • Bring lots of water.

  • More energetic group can continue to the summit of Mount Le Conte for another 4.2 miles, which will reward with sweeping vistas.

  • Black bears may be present.

  • Access trail from the Roaring Fork area. GPS is of the parking lot.

  • If the first parking lot is full, there is additional parking 0.1 mile past the primary parking area.

  • Pets are not allowed.

  • *Estimate based on a family of 4 with 5, 8 yr. old kids for the least expensive activity offered.

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    Website Link Gatlinburg, TN
    35.67754, -83.48173