Rainbow Lake Trail

Signal Mountain, Tennessee 37377

Elevation Gain415ft
Trailhead Elevation1,739ft
Elevation Min/Max1422/1739ft
Elevation Start/End1739/1739ft

Rainbow Lake Trail

Rainbow Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Signal Mountain, Tennessee. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 1,739 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 415 feet. Near the trailhead there are an information map and parking. This trail connects with the following: Bee Branch Trail and Signal Point Trail.

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Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga (Menasha Ridge Press)
Johnny Molloy
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"The hike circles Rainbow Lake on the edge of the Town of Signal Mountain. Though scenic, the hike is not as wild as its name implies. Leave the trailhead near Signal Point to soon visit Burnt Cabin Spring. Reach the loop portion of the hike, passing by rock houses (natural rock shelters), cliffs, boulders, and streams flowing into Middle Creek. Cross the first of two impressive swinging bridges over Middle Creek. Hike by the dam of Rainbow Lake before climbing beyond more geological features to complete the circuit." Read more

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Trail Information

Signal Mountain
Nearby City
USGS: Chattanooga, Fairmount
Local Maps

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Dec 2018