Smoky Mountain Waterfalls: Rainbow Falls

Smoky mountain river calm stream with rocks in autumn fall leaves nature

Rainbow Falls, at 80 feet, is the highest single plunge waterfall in the Smoky Mountain Park. It is rated between moderate and strenuous. This trail makes a good challenge and reveals a beautiful fall. Imagine hiking 2.7 miles and hearing the gentle sounds of a flowing mountain stream throughout your walk. LeConte Creek is always within hearing distance of the trail to Rainbow Falls. It runs down from Mt. LeConte and into the Little Pigeon River in Gatlinburg. Rainbow Falls is a 75-ft drop. In the wetter months, the waterfall is a beautiful rush of water that cascades over. There is a sitting log at the base of the waterfall that provides a wonderful view. In the wetter months, the waterfall is a beautiful rush of water that cascades over.