Rainbow Traverse Trail

At A Glance


0.2 mi one-way

Steepness: Hilly
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.


Tight, twisty purpose-built trail passes through laurel and rhododendron thickets, with gnarly trees including Carolina hemlock and shortleaf pine arching overhead. Has some steep ups and downs. Passes an overlook with a limited view across the valley to the west, and along a ledge under a rock overhang. Makes a nice loop across Rainbow Mountain when combined with the trail of the same name and Rainbow Road.

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Intersecting Trails

  • Rainbow Road
  • Rainbow Mountain
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