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Nice Trail

This is a nice trail in itself but is even better for what it leads to. There is a small well... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Kevin M
Saint Louis, Missouri
Great fun for kids and free.

This place is a must do in you have kids that need to burn off some energy and it is free. Trails... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

This is a nice trail in itself but is even better for what it leads to. There is a small well marked parking lot at the trail head. The trail itself is fairly wide and starts off pleasantly downhill before later becoming steeper. The lake...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 20 October 2018

This place is a must do in you have kids that need to burn off some energy and it is free. Trails are well marked and swimming is fun. The kids love the suspension bridges. I hike for miles and miles from this point with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank maureenb575
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I took my two 11 year old and my husband and my Bichon for a walk there on an October morning. They have a small parking lot but looks like it can easily fill up. We did get a space. Big signs showing you where...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aprilsumner
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views, well marked trails, and so much history! Something for the family to enjoy, or a quiet hike for couples.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cheryl G
Reviewed 19 September 2018

A Local told us about this spot to go hiking. The trail is moderate. You end up near a small water fall and swimming hole. Continue past this area, about 500 feet, and there will be a swinging bridge to cross and more trail to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CarneyATL
Reviewed 7 June 2018

My husband and I are in great shape so someone suggested hiking Rianbow Lake to Signal point on Signal Mountain. We left around 10:00 from the RainbowLake trailhead and decided to hike to Signal Point. The hike is through the woods and very peaceful to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

My family and I recently hiked on the Rainbow Lake Trail and had a great time. The trail is on Signal Mountain and the trailhead is not too far off Taft Highway. There is a small parking lot that can fill up during weekends and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank GoVols79
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This is a quiet, easy (with some hills) 2 mile round trip hike that is perfect for old and young. The path is wide and well-marked.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank LeslieAnn356
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Love this place... so will you Good place for all ages, young to old. Peaceful and lovely. Easy hike

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank RosieShearin
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

My husband,our bluenose pitbull Roxxy, and I went to Rainbow Lake on a Sunday afternoon. At first when we were headed out I was concerned that it wasn't going to be what I had hoped because you could hear hammers pounding, and see a golf...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Gagirl1967
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