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Awesome hike

This was an awesome hike, the falls was awesome, seen a small bear at the end of trail. This is not... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Carl C
Sevierville, Tennessee
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Tough but worth it....

Someone told us this hike was not too bad. Well if you’re a championship hiker in peak physical... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was an awesome hike, the falls was awesome, seen a small bear at the end of trail. This is not the easiest trial but when you reach the top it’s well worth the effort.

Thank Carl C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Someone told us this hike was not too bad. Well if you’re a championship hiker in peak physical condition then yes it was not too bad. Unfortunately none of us in our party was in peak physical condition. It starts out with a slight incline....More

Thank hoosier63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an elevation of 1500 plus. The difficulty is listed as moderate but it’s a should be moderately hard. The waterfall is beautiful and the sites along the way are worth the hike.

Thank K3164EJlisa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time hiking in the Smoky Mountains. We chose Rainbow Falls based on the 80’ waterfall- starting out at the RF trailhead shows a 2.7 mile hike, however our GPS tracked the hike at 3.6... not sure why but it was definitely...More

1  Thank Kimberly W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked up on Sunday in it, it Monday we had to use Trillium trial for return, meaning an extra hour at the bottom to retrieve vehicles- our own damn fault, as Jimmy Buffett says about his lost shaker of salt!

Thank breggie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did this trial it was fun and exciting it was longer then I thought and it was all up hill had to stop a few times you see a lot of different stuff on the trail didn't see no bear but at the end it...More

Thank trayjr
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful 5.4 mile round trip hike but make sure you wear hiking boots or shoes with good tread. I wore good sneakers and had no problems, but occasionally slipped since it rained on the way down. It is fairly steep going up and is not...More

1  Thank Debbie P
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This was a very enjoyable hike, but it is not an easy one, I would rate it as moderately strenuous. The path is not paved or graveled, you will be going over rocks, tree roots, and small streams. It is a steady incline to the...More

Thank sara p
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Great hike .... and the falls are worth the hike. Be ready for some uphill hiking. Was raining on our way back down, next time I will wear my hiking boots. Don’t miss this one. I commend the Forestry Rangers.... super job keeping up this...More

Thank blute
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

**Note— trail is closed for maintenance at this time Monday’s - Thursdays** We went on this hike as a family with my 9 & 12 year old children. They had no trouble on this hike and greatly enjoyed it. My husband and I are both...More

1  Thank Leighanne y
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Response from Sktaler | Reviewed this property |
Pets are not allowed on this trail.
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Response from tlco1 | Reviewed this property |
This trail starts out along a creek but then diverges into the forest with lots of switchbacks. I was just there about 3 or 4 months ago and it was our 2nd time to the falls. The first time we took the hike our youngest... More