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. Between trailhead and falls, Rainbow Falls Trail gains about 1,500' in elevation. The 5.4 mile roundtrip hike is considered moderate to in difficulty. The Rainbow Falls Trail continues for approximately 4 miles beyond the falls to the summit of Mount Le Conte.
Rainbow Falls Trail is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Gatlinburg, TN that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round.
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