Sep 27, 2021
The signs and map say 5.4 miles, but my watch said 8 miles. I checked with others on the trail and they said it was longer for them too.
Sep 8, 2021
Good hard hike. Ate lunch at the falls.
Sep 6, 2021
I did it! 3rd hike ever and I felt great about it. A challenge but I dun't it
Jul 11, 2021
steady climb. not bad. gorgeous waterfall at the end!
Jun 21, 2021
Steady incline to the falls. Follows stream part way and saw a bear with 3 cubs on the way down. Many hikers with kids. Loved it!
May 28, 2021
Sydney slipped on a wet rock. My ankle gave out on solid land lol
Mar 23, 2021
Grandma/Grandpa and the Portman Family
Feb 17, 2021
Can get very muddy! Choose proper shoes. Don't stop at the first "waterfall", keep going!
Oct 3, 2020
Beautiful waterfalls. Worth the trek
Sep 12, 2020
Steep incline, was slick from rain. Beautiful waterfall
Sep 11, 2020
Trail packed well, good conditions.. not a ton of water over the falls but beautiful surroundings.
Aug 29, 2020
Lots of rock steps, steep incline walk. Three waterfalls in total. Rainbow falls was pretty mediocre size.
Jun 29, 2020
rained a bit, had to take shelter for 40 minutes but then it cleared enough to have a great hike.
Jun 13, 2020
Grotto falls to rainbow falls!
May 28, 2020
80s, light rain coming down, stopped for lunch for 40 minutes
Dec 28, 2019
Terrain is rough and slippery but well worth it
Dec 20, 2019
Hiked down from the intersection with Bullhead trail. Trail was very icy and there were lots of downed trees in the vicinity of Rainbow falls.
Jul 30, 2019
Lots of large rocks, but steps carved out. Slightly steepish grade, but definitely worth the hike to the falls. Plenty of rocks to climb all over a…
Jul 26, 2019
On over the best trails in the Smokies.
Jul 13, 2019
out to falls and back
Jul 8, 2019
Beautiful hike with the falls, 2.6 miles up the trail!
Jun 5, 2019
Super foggy to clearing in the afternoon. was a great hike
May 23, 2019
Started alum cave, up to cliff tops, over to mt. Leconte, down rainbow falls trail
May 6, 2019
first mountain climb
Apr 18, 2019
Hiked to falls and back
Mar 13, 2019
Beautiful at top. Walk behind fall. Picnic on rocks. Steep
Jan 29, 2019
Trail is passable. Lots of snow. Plan for a longer hike. Treading snow took 9 hours to get to the top! Had to pack crampons and snowshoes. 2/3 of t…
Jan 8, 2019
Hiked to falls. Walked under, hiked back
Jan 2, 2019
beautiful day. first hike of the new year.
Dec 24, 2018
Trail was icy/snowy around 3700ft. Temps were ~27degrees at the falls. Layers are key*
Dec 22, 2018
Amazing trail. LOTS OF SNOW made it challenging but we were the first out so It wasn’t messy. When it got packed down it got really slick. Come rea…
Jun 23, 2018
Waterfall and back. Trail is in good condition however note that it is closed Mon-Thur until Nov 2018 for repairs.
Jan 2, 2018
Beautiful trail. Made it the the bridge before having to head back.
Oct 20, 2017
Very rocky except for maybe a mile. Quick descent is difficult due to uneven grounding and could be painful
Oct 2, 2017
Nice trail, fairly steep @ first. The falls were pretty, but not outstanding. Fun, narrow log bridges to cross.
Sep 10, 2017
Drew, Carter, Brantley, and I hiked Sunday 9/10/17. Beautiful hike, beautiful waterfall. Great time with the boys!
Nov 19, 2016
Went to the falls and back. Pretty. Not much water though. Rained the night before (and snowed at Mt. Le Conte
Oct 25, 2016
Great time. Nice hike in and out. Loved it. With Alan, Kelli, xan and Greg.
Sep 25, 2016
I've been hiking to Rocky Spur Overlook and way back,Rainbow Fall is worthy to see it!
Sep 18, 2016
Trail is very rocky above the falls. Not much water flowing over falls. No water to filter beyond falls when I went to the top of Leconte.
Aug 19, 2016
Tim, Jordan, Austin, Me... For Jordans 12th birthday!
Aug 17, 2016
Super rocky. To the point where it got to be painful. Definitely one of the steeper trails. Not sure i would pick this one to hike up.
Jul 9, 2016
Hiked up to Mt. Leconte via Rainbow Falls.
Apr 16, 2016
very nice trail started early and had the trail to myself nice waterfall and views
May 2, 2015
stormed on the way back from the falls
Oct 19, 2014
Outstanding hike w/ the family.