Rainbow Mountain Trail

At A Glance

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0.7 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 0.7 (More Difficult)
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Moderately Rough
Blaze Color: Gray

This trail is located in the Montreat area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Montreat trails list page.


Starts across Flat Creek from the Montreat gate; use the bridge for the Gate trail to access the trailhead. Very steep in places. Passes over one of the two peaks of Rainbow Mountain before dropping down to join Rainbow Road.

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Trail Segments

Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

Rainbow Mountain - Gate to Traverse

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.44 mi

Rainbow Mountain - Traverse to Rainbow Road

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.27 mi

Total Calculated Length: 0.71 mi

This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.

Intersecting Trails

  • Gate
  • Rainbow Road
  • Rainbow Traverse
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