Turtleback Falls

Height: 20 feet
Trail Type: Dirt
Hike Distance: 1.75 miles
Difficulty: 8
Beauty: 4

Overview:

Turtleback Falls is another quarter mile up the trail from Rainbow Falls. While it’s certainly not safe to swim on or near Rainbow Falls, many people use Turtleback Falls as a natural waterslide and swimming area. The falls combine a slide and short free fall into a 20-foot drop and a deep splash pool. On a warm day, this place will be packed.

Directions:

Same as for Upper Bearwallow Falls. When you arrive at the visitor’s center, stay straight and drive to the obvious parking area on the left.

Hike Description:

From Rainbow Falls, continue up the trail as it follows the Thompson River upstream.