|One of several falls along the Horsepasture
River, the 150' Rainbow Falls is impressive. Located within Nantahala
National Forest, adjacent to Gorges State Park, Rainbow Falls allows access
from the top, bottom and the side.
The trail along Highway
281 has been closed. Rainbow Falls may be reached from the Grassy Ridge
Parking area (west side of the park) of Gorges State Park. The orange circle
blazed trail to Rainbow Falls begins at the end of the parking lot where the
information boards are located.
To reach Gorges State Park from Sapphire North Carolina,
travel south along NC 281 for 0.7 miles and turn left into the Park.