Rainbow Falls Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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  • An easy to mid-moderate level hike with beautiful views and great trails. I cannot stress enough that comfortable shoes with good traction is needed and always check the local water, I was lucky enoug...  more »
  • My brother and I have hiked this trail many times. We are in decent shape and hike frequently. Between trailhead and falls, Rainbow Falls Trail gains about 1,500' in elevation. The 5.4 mile roundtrip ...  more »
  • Rainbow falls trail is not a "moderate" trail as it's rated. Rated at 8.77 it's a lot more strenuous than "moderate". Had a good time, but a tough trail for a 1st time hiker.  more »
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