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Jones Gap State Park

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Moderate Trail with a Beautiful Payoff

This is a beautiful waterfall. Easy to moderate trail. Rocky in places, but not unmanageable. Hated... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kendra L
Waukegan, Illinois
Fun in Nature

Great place to hike, play in the water, or just unwind for the whole family or a group of friends... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Ellen C
Marietta, South Carolina
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  • Average2%
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“great hiking”(9 reviews)
303 Jones Gap Rd, Marietta, SC 29661-9603
+1 864-836-3647
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Kendra L
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.

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...)

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

1  Thank Anthony P
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

Thank Whitney M
Reviewed February 5, 2018

This is a beautiful park with lots of hiking options. As others have noted, the parking lot is small. We arrived at 9 on a Sunday morning in early February and only 3 spaces were left. By the time we left a few hours later,...More

4  Thank esammarie
Reviewed December 15, 2017

Went here in August 2017 a few days before the eclipse and fell in love (with the girl and the place). Very relaxing and peaceful -- a great place to get away and take a break. If you are in the area, highly recommended.

1  Thank dalijon
Reviewed December 7, 2017

One of the nicest, if not the nicest, day hikes in the area. Nice to go in the fall after the leaves are down to see the mountains beyond. You have to get here relatively early as the rather small parking lot fills up quickly...More

Thank JerseyJack_11
Reviewed November 20, 2017

It can be difficult to actually get into the park as there are only like 35 parking spots so try to pile into one vehicle. We did the Rainbow falls hike which is about a 5 mile round trip from the parking lot. The first...More

2  Thank onemichael
Reviewed October 22, 2017

This really is five star all the way, but it is frustrating to arrive and have to wait an hour and a half to get in on the weekends. The extremely limited parking is actually a good thing, because it preserves green space(from parking lots)...More

1  Thank hellp842
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