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Jones Gap State Park

Address: 303 Jones Gap RD, Marietta, SC
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Marietta
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

we started out on a hikie on jones gap trail,,,and decided to visit the rainbow falls. after a few strenuous up hill climbs,,,you come to this beautiful water falls,50-75 ft cascading falls over the rocks,,,worth the climb,nice state park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We visited this park during a recent vacation in Asheville/Greenville and were very impressed. We tried the Falls Creek Falls hike and were impressed by the hike and the falls. Great workout and a beautiful waterfall to explore at the end! Liked it so much we came back the next day and hiked to both Jones Gap Falls and Rainbow... More

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Dunlap, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It is a pretty park, but the only reason to go there is to hike to Rainbow Falls. Be sure to get there early. Very limited parking. When spaces are full they only let cars in as others go out. The $5 per person price of admission seemed pretty high in relationship to the services the park provided. If you... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

fantastic state park-trails are challenging,great workout.. clean,safe park-wonderful waterfalls.. enjoyed the trout pond. parking lot is too small for a park this size. come early for the lot fills up quickly. nice restrooms and ranger station. beautiful scenery. Go and enjoy. plenty of picnic tables for an enjoyable lunch.

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Otego, New York, United States
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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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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