|Rainbow Falls - 150 ft falls|
However, we found a hike about 50 minutes away which is doable! The hike was Rainbow Falls! I love a good waterfall hike. This actually had two sets of waterfalls!
Rainbow Falls is the larger set of falls, about 1.5 miles from the parking area at Gorges State Park. The hike is mostly downhill and stays pretty close to the Horsepasture River. There are a lot of places you could probably get down to the river and sneak a peek at the falls or a dip in the river.
Turtleback Falls is the second set of waterfalls, about .25 miles further. This portion is mostly uphill but nothing too hard. People slide down the falls and jump into the swimming area below. It looked really fun but we weren't equipped for that. I would recommend taking water shoes, a towel, and wearing a bathing suit. You could even bring some snacks or picnic to relax because there are a lot of places to sit and swim.
|Turtleback Falls and Swimming Area|
Overall, I would definitely do this hike again and hopefully remember swim shoes!
Do you like hiking? Would you slide down those falls?
|Just watching today!|
|Between the Falls|
Check out this site for directions and details about this hike: https://www.romanticasheville.com/rainbow_falls.htm