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Address: 303 Jones Gap RD, Marietta, SC
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One of the most beautiful places in America

Jones Gap is a hidden gem in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Great hiking trails lead past bold, rushing, trout streams in a lush, green setting

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Andy R
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Marietta, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

My brother and I hiked this trail today for about the fourth time. We keep coming back to this particular trail and hike because it is short and sweet. It is a great hike when you want to fit some time in with nature, but it not take up your entire day. The hike up to Pretty Place is about... More 

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Marietta, South Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Jones Gap is a hidden gem in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Great hiking trails lead past bold, rushing, trout streams in a lush, green setting

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Clemson, South Carolina
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224 reviews 224 reviews
29 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
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
18 helpful votes 18 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 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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46 reviews 46 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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