Rainbow Pool Day Use Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
Rainbow Pool Rainbow Pool StreamRainbow Pool Information BoardRainbow Pool Rainbow Pool Trail

Along Highway 120 at the South Fork Tuolumne River bridge. Originally a toll stop in the stagecoach days, later a popular resort until 1958 when fire burned the resort. Now, a popular picnic area. Vault toilets, limited parking.

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Please use caution while in the
Rim Fire Burned Area.
Potential hazards include loose and falling rocks, flash floods, and debris flows.
Trees may have been weakened from fire damage and ongoing drought and may fall at any time.
Stay on designated roads and trails and within opened areas.
Be alert for falling objects and do not linger around large trees.
Avoid the area during high winds or heavy rain.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) Day Use Area is open. No alcoholic beverages or overnight camping. No garbage service; pack it in, pack it out. 
Operational Hours: Day Use Area is open for day use only. 
Restrictions: No overnight camping. Pets must be on a leash. Alchoholic beverages prohibited.
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Groveland Ranger Station

General Information

General Notes:

Photo Gallery

Rainbow Pool Restroom (250)
Accessible Restrooms

Rainbow Pool Stream
Rainbow Pool Stream


Rainbow Pool Informational Board
Rainbow Pool Regulations
Rainbow Pool Day Use Sign
Rainbow Pool Sign


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