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Distance

5.5 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty

Moderate

Δ Elevation (FT)

~1550 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Great Smoky Mountain National Park Topo Map

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Rainbow Falls Trail GSMNP

TennesseeNorth Carolina | Great Smoky Mountains

  • Rainbow Falls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
  • Rainbow Falls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
  • Along the way to Rainbow Falls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
  • Along the way to Rainbow Falls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Rainbow Falls Trail is a moderate kid friendly day hike in Great Smoky Mountains National Park leading to a stunning waterfall. The park says "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." There is plenty of camping available in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Contact: Great Smoky Mountains National Park 107 Park Headquarters Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738

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