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Jones Gap State Park

303 Jones Gap RD, Marietta, SC
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Marietta
Type: State Parks
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Otego, New York, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

There is limited parking. One should probably go early or else later in the day. Park opens at 9am and closes at 7PM. We had 10 cars in from of us when we arrived about noontime. It took about 45 minutes to get to the front of the line and then into the park. There are several trails and waterfalls.... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When we arrived at the park there were ten cars ahead of us parked at the gate. There ate only 45 parking spots available at any given time. We choose to wait since we drove forty-five minutes to get there. While waiting to get in you can stretch your legs and look down at an amazing river. Once in the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a nice 3 mile round trip in and out hike from the parking area to the falls and back. You walk along the Middle Saluda River most of the way in what appears to be part of an old streambed. We were fortunate to have plenty of water in the falls. Well worth the trip! Would go back... More

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

When I arrived I was greeted by a ranger who helped me park my RV. He also was extremely informative about the park and demonstrated expertise in the area. Being handicapped, I could not avail myself of the trails, and there is only primitive camping. However, there is the remains of a fish hatchery and the headwaters of the Saluda... More

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McHenry, Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We hiked the Rainbow Trail at Jones Gap and had a great time. The trail is challenging, but gives you wonderful scenes as you hike next to a stream and wind your way to the falls. Really enjoyed the hike. Only downside is that parking is limited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Not much parking and it fills up fast so get there first thing! Don't wait around!I have hiked Jones Gap many times and never tire of it. It is peaceful and beautiful. The trail to Rainbow Falls is slightly difficult if you are not in shape but well worth the reward. There are other harder trails like Hospital Rock. You... More

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Lewisville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

What a great adventure. I'd heard but didn't believe that upstate SC had so many great hiking venues....very pleased!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We stopped here to do the Jones Gap Falls walk and it was a lovely walk along the river and up to falls. We found one geocache but couldn't find the second one at the falls. As Floridians we are challenged by the hiking over rocks committing us to purchase hiking books for our next experience. Great place to picnic... More

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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

As a first timer to Jones Gap State Park I really didn't know what to expect. I had read that there was great hiking but that's about it. We arrived just before 11am on a Saturday in mid-April to find a huge line of cars at the entrance. Turns out, there is a limited capacity in the park due to... More

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Clarks Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Jones Gap is the best camping and hiking in the Greenville area. Camping by the river is a must. My son (4 years) absolutely loves having access to the river. Primitive camping but still have access to showers with a short hike. Waterfall hikes are amazing especially after large rains.

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