Turtleback Falls

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


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.


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.

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