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RAINBOW FALLS

The Rainbow Falls Stream Is Cool And Refreshing
Rainbow Falls Couple Enjoying The Mountains.

Rainbow Falls is one of the most unique in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It's main features are it's beautiful colors, and old growth forests.   Located on the Roaring Fork Nature Motor Trail, it gets it's name from the rainbows that appear when the sun glistens on the water at the base at just the right time.  In winter, there's a transformation into an ice formation which turns it into a winter wonderland when it's cold.

You'll enjoy the beauty of Rainbow Falls Closeup


Rainbow Falls is the perfect place to enjoy the mountains!  The area is filled with ample areas get plenty of relaxation and spend time with someone special, or enjoy a picnic with friends, or  family.

At Rainbow Falls People Are Enjoying These Lovely Falls

Standing 80 feet high, the waters cascade majestically down rock into a shallow pool at the bottom. This chute is noted to have the highest single drop in the mountains.  There are lots of rocks in the area, however, the park advises visitors not to climb as they are very slippery from mist and algae. 

DIRECTIONS

Drive into Gatlinburg until you come to light #8.  Turn at Historic Nature Trail/Airport Road.  In about 0.7 miles bear right to Cherokee Orchard Road.  In about 2.2 miles come to the one-way entrance of Cherokee Orchard Loop Road.  Drive 0.6 miles down the loop and see the Rainbow Falls Trail-head on the right.  

 PHOTOS COURTESY OF CRYSTAL CARPENTER