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Get away with nature

Great time with family away from my everyday routine. We love to hike through nature, and this is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bob_Cashion
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Marietta, South Carolina
Cool down in high summer after the hike

This beautifully kept state park has a lot of use by day-hikers with choices of moderate to... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2018
SusieJane22
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Spartanburg, SC
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303 Jones Gap Rd, Marietta, SC 29661-9603
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great time with family away from my everyday routine. We love to hike through nature, and this is a beautiful place to do it. Follow the walk path along the river, or launch out toward the many water falls in the area. Also has picnic...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bob_Cashion
Reviewed November 9, 2018

This beautifully kept state park has a lot of use by day-hikers with choices of moderate to strenuous trails. My favorite spot is a section of the headwaters of the Middle Saluda River. This stream cascades through the middle of the park and heads down...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SusieJane22
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Jones Gap is a great place for day adventures. It is not too far from Asheville and has water features along the main trail and small waterfalls to hike to.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Marie D
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We visited Jones Gap on the way home from vacation and were thoroughly impressed with this beautiful park. They have limited parking, but the rangers are so nice and allow you to wait for a space to become available. They are very informative on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

I found this park to be lovely but they needed a few more signs to get you to the right trails. The park is very nice, from bridges and rivers, waterfalls, picnic areas, restrooms, a visitor center and plenty of parking. It costs $5 per...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank R84W
Reviewed July 26, 2018

This is a beautiful waterfall. Easy to moderate trail. Rocky in places, but not unmanageable. Hated that we got a late start in bad weather where we couldn't go on to Rainbow Falls, but we definitely were happy with Jones Gap Falls.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kendralarue
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Great place to hike, play in the water, or just unwind for the whole family or a group of friends. Parking is a real problem on the weekends so go early.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ellen C
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

We had a great hike doing a little loop. Trails are well marked, provide excellent spectrum of terrain & ‘wildlife’ (snakes, leaches, frogs, snails, etc...)

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GG-CHS
Reviewed May 14, 2018

This hidden gem is one of the most beautiful parks in the South Carolina State Park system. With miles of trails, at least two names waterfalls within 1.5 miles of the main trail head, and a roaring stream and boulder strewn path shaded by mature...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

We have been hiking and camping at Jones Gap for over 20 years. It has hiking for all levels of difficulty. Love that you can backpack in for real privacy or camp close to the car if you just want to chill in the woods...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Whitney M
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