Pets allowed
Allowed
Elevation Gain
250.00 ft (76.20 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
2.80 mi (4.51 km)
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The Rainbow Falls Trail is a short, easy hike to an undeveloped viewpoint. Through the trees you get a glimpse of the falls with the Three Sisters in the distance. The hike is better for those looking for a nice walk in the Three Sisters Wilderness rather than prime waterfall viewing. Rainbow Falls can be a bit challenging to see, but the views of the Separation Creek Canyon are impressive. Keep an eye out for wildflowers and wildlife.

There is limited parking at the trailhead. A self-serve wilderness station is about a quarter of a mile down the trail. There are no other amenities.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Easy hike.

Cons

Obstructed views.

Trailhead Elevation

3,000.00 ft (914.40 m)

Highest point

3,025.00 ft (922.02 m)

Features

Backcountry camping
Waterfalls
Wildlife
Geologically significant
Old-growth forest
Wildflowers
Big vistas

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

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