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My favorite hike in SC! Starts rocky at the bottom and then it’s somewhat strenuous as you take the Rainbow Falls trail off the Jones Gap Falls trail. Definitely worth it though as the views from the base of the falls are one of a kind. I also climbed to the top around the left edge of the cliff. Views from there are also spectacular, but only attempt if you’re confident in your climbing ability.


Strenuous but totally worth it. The falls are beautiful

Uphill battle to reach the falls but they are amazing and well worth the trip! plus it's all downhill from there.

Ended up doing this trail by accident... but so happy we did! We went around to Little Green summit first and then down to the falls. The trail was definitely easy going for the first 3+ miles. A nice/steep climb to the top and then some AMAZING views. Got a little turned around on the summit thanks to some careless wandering but never got too far off path. The entire 4 hours we were in the area we only saw 4 other groups of people which made the experience even more perfect. Can't wait to come back for a weekend of camping/hiking.

Second trip to this trail in a week. First time I didn’t make it to the falls because I had had just work d 8 hours (3rd shift) so I was too fatigued. Second time made it to the falls and it was awesome! Got some long exposures with my big camera - really beautiful 50’ falls
Trail is NOT moderate! Even the teens on the trail said it was strenuous. Trekking poles are essential if you’re older or have knee, hips or balance issues

20 days ago

Great park for easy hiking and viewing waterfalls. We take our pig for a walk here and love visiting City Scape Winery and Happy Cow Creamery nearby!

Trail has a lot of divots holes boulders roots rocks little pinecones big pinecones loose debris, tracking poll is helpful. Uphill from the get go plateaus and then downhill little ways to a beautiful creek

Not a good trail for dogs! Could not cross the cable bridge with a dog.

Lovely hike! The view of the falls is very worth the incline trail! The trail is great for getting your cardio up and strengthening leg muscles. One of my favorite hikes! If weather permits we'll be taking our 11 year old next weekend.

We went today and absolutely loved it. So peaceful and lots of off trail places to stop and relax by the water. It was gorgeous!

nice and easy for kids and dogs

Wonderful short hike. Beautiful falls and stream.

Great trail! Definitely gets your heart pumping with some of the steeper parts. I was carrying my 3yro most of the way in a hiking carrier, which made it much harder and something I wouldn’t really recommend just because it threw off balance trying to get up some of the boulders. Hoped for a less steep area at the falls for a picnic but can’t complain much because the waterfall was stunning! The map says the trail is “very strenuous” which I don’t think is accurate. Moderate to strenuous at some points would be better. My 7yro was able to do the whole thing.

Heavily trafficked city park. Nicest looking spot is the nature trail entrance, but it’s so crowded you can’t enjoy anything. Parking area is ridiculous; don’t expect your car to not be hit by someone who can’t navigate small areas. If you go on hikes for nature and solitude, do yourself a favor and skip this one.

Beautiful day for this hike. Can’t wait to go back!

Gorgeous falls!!

Very beautiful and easy hike. The waterfalls are very beautiful, make sure you stop for a little while at each of them just to enjoy them. It was very quiet when I was there, but I assume it will be very busy in summer. Lots of places to swim as well. Definitely coming back in summer!

1 month ago

Started at the dam entrance. I walked half the nature trail and came back via the forest trail. Lots of scenic photography shots. Can't wait until the spring.

Enjoyed the park. It was really pretty and it’s great for anyone. Only negative was there seemed to be a lot of trash around the falls. A clean-up in the area was needed.

Beautiful when the waterfall is frozen.

Absolutely beautiful! Trails are wide and very nicely maintained. Moderate is an appropriate rating for this trail due to elevation changes and steps. This was moderately busy on Saturday afternoon in January. Nice little visitor center with helpful park ranger. Nice clean bathrooms.

2 months ago

took my bassett hound on this trail and it was a perfect hike. tough on the way in and easy out.

Beautiful falls, we hiked to High Falls when the temperature was at 20 degrees. There was a lot of ice on the falls and it was snowing. Nice hike,

2 months ago

Didn’t know the difficulty before starting. Trail was tough in spots, but so worth it.

Love this hike. It says moderate but it is defiantly strenuous/hard. It’s up hill most of the way and steep, but it’s well worth the hard hike to the water fall! The way down is steep, but make sure you have good shoes with traction when there are leaves on the ground. Love this waterfall!

2 months ago

Fairly Strenuous hike in some places but well worth the hike to see this beautiful, spectacular water fall. Be sure to pack plenty of water or your water filter. I always carry my Sawyer Mini Water Filter which is ideal. Lots of water falling over the granite rock. Love this hike that we have made this hike about 6 times now. Have fun,

Easy n busy but beautiful

2 months ago

Don't waist your time here, boring city park.

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