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Address: 303 Jones Gap RD, Marietta, SC
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Hike to Rainbow Falls and Pretty Place

In mid March, my wife and I hiked to Rainbow Falls and then on to Camp Greenville and Symmes Chapel, also called “Pretty Place”. Plan to arrive early even on a weekday since the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Clemson, South Carolina
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212 reviews 212 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

In mid March, my wife and I hiked to Rainbow Falls and then on to Camp Greenville and Symmes Chapel, also called “Pretty Place”. Plan to arrive early even on a weekday since the parking lot fills pretty quickly. At our arrival at around 9:00 AM on a Monday there was only one other car in the parking lot but... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We arrived by 9:30am and there were 4 parking spots left. They filled up within 10 minutes of our arrival. The park ranger then closes the gate and waits until a car leaves to let others in. We were thankful we got there early enough. My husband and I came to hike the 5.3 mile Jones Gap trail.(one way) Once... More 

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Key West, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

we hike to rainbow falls,very exciting,thrilling,scarry up to the hill,very beautiful rocky mountain,its an amazing experience words cannot explain when youre on the top of the hill,great day to see a place like this. I highly recommend this place to all the nature lover.

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South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Jones Gap State Park can be a little hard to get to if you don't know where you are going. It is worth a visit. When you get there, you can stand in the parking lot and look up to see Pretty Place (aka Camp Greenville - the YMCA camp). You will see the cross. Parking can be an issue... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Rainbow Falls is a pretty strenuous hike, but so beautiful and lots to see on the way up. Wasn't thrilled about the one bridge that is really just a large squared log with a handrail, but my kids loved that. Lots of smaller waterfalls to look at on the way up and lots of places to rest. Good day hike.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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oxford
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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545 attraction reviews
403 helpful votes 403 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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