Turtleback Falls -- 2,780'

Rainbow Falls Trail (#499)

"The Mighty Horsepasture"


GPS Coordinates:  35.088811, -82.951810 (Rainbow Falls Trailhead/Gorges State Park)

Album Direction-Of-Travel: Westbound

Highlights: Drift Falls, Horsepasture River, Rainbow Falls, Turtleback Falls


Length (one-way): 2.0 miles

Petzoldt Rating: 3.00

Difficulty: MODERATE

Total Elevation Gain: 500'

Elevation Gain/Mile: 250'/mile

Min. Elevation: 2,500'

Max. Elevation: 2,940'

Blaze Color: ORANGE


See Following Trip Reports for more info:

Gorges State Park (2014)

Gorges State Park - Paw Paw Waterfalls

Gorges State Park - Rainbow Falls Trail (2012)

Gorges State Park - Rainbow Falls Trail (2015)

Gorges State Park - Stairway & Sidepocket Falls

Windy Falls


Connecting Trails:

NONE