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Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Rainbow Falls

Waterfall aficionados: This challenging 5.2-mile route traces a tumbling creek, then passes under an old-growth forest to one of the park’s highest cascades.

Trip Tools

-Mapped by Stephen Wilkinson

To Trailhead

From Gatlinburg, TN, turn S onto Airport Rd.(becomes Cherokee Orchard Rd.) and drive into park. In 3 mi., turn R @ Loop Rd. and follow signs .5 mi. to parking area for Rainbow Falls.

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