Nearest Area: the Parkway in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and US 441
Nearest Town: Gatlinburg
Brief Directions: From the parkway in Gatlinburg, turn at traffic light #8 and follow Historic Nature trail into Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Continue past Bud Ogle homesite to thhe Rainbow Falls parking area.
Notes: The best time for waterfall and rushing water, is the spring, during snow melt. This trail is also beautiful in the fall when the foliage is at peak.
Best Season: Spring
Gear: Sturdy tripod for long exposures and insect repellent