Rainbow Falls Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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  • This hike was a little more difficult then I expected. The snow had melted making it muddy. Be sure to wear the proper hiking footwear. It’s a beautiful hike. We saw four deer and they came within 10 ...  more »
  • My wife and I hiked the trail for the first time on January 24th. It was sad to see the damage the fire did to the forest last year. It was still a beautiful 2.6 mile hike. We were wondering what stre...  more »
  • Beautiful hike with beautiful scenery but be aware you ascend 1500 feet in 2 miles. We are in good shape & this was a challenge. Please respect their advice & wear boots on this hike. Do not wear tenn...  more »
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