Rainbow FallsTrail #892


Beautiful 1/2 mile forested hike descending to the Big Quilcene River. Grades up to 20%.

View a printable recreation opportunity guide: Rainbow Falls Trail #892 (PDF File)

At a Glance

Open Season: Early Spring
Restrictions: Stock, motorized vehicles, and mountain bikes are prohibited.
Closest Towns: Quilcene, WA
Passes: No pass required.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene Office

General Information


Travel 5 miles south of Quilcene on US Highway 101 to site of the old Rainbow Campground. Trail starts inside campground. There will be a closed gate at the old campground entrance. Please do not park in front of gate, park across the Highway 101 at Mt Walker Road entrance.

You can also park at the Elbo Creek Trailhead, on Forest Service Road 2620. There is a path leading into Rainbow Campground and the start of the Rainbow Falls Trail #892 from this point.

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Day Hiking

Short forested trail among rhododendron and Douglas fir trees. Small picturesque waterfall. Trail ends at the Big Quilcene River. Grades up to 20%.

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0.5 miles

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  Elevation : 
440 - 600