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“Short hike to a beautiful waterfall!”
Review of Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This was a short hike to a beautiful waterfall. The hike is slightly downhill to the waterfall and of course uphill coming back but not very steep. We were there around 3-4pm and there was a beautiful double rainbow at the falls.

4  Thank ShannaBrooke
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

This is a lovely hike. Highly recommend. It's fairly easy. Go early to avoid the crowds. Maybe bring a swimsuit and towel for an Alpine dip.

2  Thank d h
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Follow the trail past Devil's Postpile (approx. 3 miles) to Rainbow Falls. As you hike and take in the serenity of the Sierras, listen to the wind. It is alive. Be sure to hike to the bottom of the falls. From there, you can appreciate its majesty. Take a swim in the bracingly cold water. You will be invigorated. Instead of hiking back to the Postpile on the same trail, follow the trail to Red's Meadow. It's about a mile and a half. There you can buy provisions, snacks, water and assorted goodies. There is shade and restrooms. From there, you can take the bus back to Mammoth Mountain where you began.

11  Thank bklyn56
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Rainbow Falls is definitely worth the hike from Devil's Postpile. It's a pretty easy hike, and the falls are so pretty.

2  Thank knevets
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a great waterfall to take photos of, not jump off of.

As an adventure enthusiasts who likes to cliff jump, I can see someone wanting to do that here. I would strongly recommend against that. The waterfall is strong and the bottom is difficult to see. With that height, you can seriously injure yourself or perhaps be killed.

Traveler Tip: if the waterfall is flowing then don't go under it where the water lands. It can push you under and perhaps even drown someone who is not a strong swimmer.

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33  Thank NeoNorth
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