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Address: 303 Jones Gap RD, Marietta, SC
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I enjoyed this Park very clean. The hike to Rainbow Falls is challenging and know that there is no pool to get in when you get there. Not many places to park so get there early... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed this Park very clean. The hike to Rainbow Falls is challenging and know that there is no pool to get in when you get there. Not many places to park so get there early or be ready to go to Caesars Head.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We hiked to Rainbow Falls. This was fairly steep and rocky in places but round trip was about four miles so not strenuous. The falls are beautiful and the mountain laurel was in full bloom and was lovely. A plus is there is a nice bathroom at the start of the trails. Parking appeared to be limited.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Get there early because the parking lot does fill up, and you may have to wait in a line to enter. We hiked to Jones Gap Falls and Rainbow Falls. Rainbow Falls is one of the best waterfalls in SC. The hike to get there can get pretty strenuous. It's all uphill, but worth the pay-off! There are cool bridges... More 

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Come when the gates open or be prepared to wait for possibly hours until parking opens up. All trails are marked well with colored blazes on trees. Trials are muddy and wet in places due to all the waterfalls. The tranquility and silence is amazing in part because of limited parking and small crowds. Worth getting up early for Jones... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

This is a great park for day hiking or overnight camping. Most of the sites are on the river. They are all hike in. Make sure your food is in a bear safe container. The waterfalls are beautiful. I have 9 and 6 year olds. The rainbow falls hike was straight up, but my 6 year old daughter kept up.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a park where you have the options to choose between several hiking trails, from easy to harder ones. We spend a morning there, walked along the rainbow waterfalls trail.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

I love coming here. Trails marked well. There are a variety of options to do differing loops, whether one wants a stroll to a waterfall, or whether one wants a 10-15 miles hike. Lots of streams and water features. Only downside is VERY limited parking. If you don't get here early, there is nowhere to park (not even right outside... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The park is an easy 40 minute drive from Greenville SC off of Hwy 11 on the North Carolina border. The hike itself is easy to moderate with parts of it being fairly rocky. You can hike all the way to Raven Falls and back in 5 or 6 hours. Also if you are looking for a relaxing 3 hours... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This past weekend, my roommate and I were looking for a place to camp fro the night before a day of hiking on Sunday. We checked everywhere and no one had space available. We went to Jones Gap as one of our last resorts and it was wonderful! The ranger allowed us to camp on a group site because all... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

WOW!! What a wonderful slice of nature!! The drive in is amazing. You can't believe it will get better, but it does. There is a reasonable entrance fee. It is a little more in the leaf peeping season. But WOW! You will not be disappointed. This is a mostly primitive park. There are bathrooms & an interpretive type center where... More 

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