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#2 of 42 state parks in South Carolina

Best trails in Jones Gap State Park

1150 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Jones Gap State Park, South Carolina? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Jones Gap State Park ranging from 3.5 to 10.8 miles and from 1,204 to 3,129 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Note: The hours listed in the Park Info section are extended to 9pm during Daylight Savings Time. Admission: $6 adults; $3.75 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3.50 children ages 6-15; ages 5 and under, free. The deep mountain cove of Jones Gap State Park offers miles of great hiking trails and thousands of acres of beautiful woodlands. The park's trail system connects with Caesars Head in the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. Visitors can choose from a multitude of trails, including the popular Foothills Trail and Palmetto Trail. The Middle Saluda River is great for trout fishing.

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Map of trails in Jones Gap State Park
Park information
Acreage:
3346 acres
Park hours
Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Contact
(864) 836-3647
Helpful links
Top trails (7)
#1 - Rainbow Falls Trail
Jones Gap State Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
Rainbow Falls Trail is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cleveland, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
#2 - Jones Gap Falls
Jones Gap State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(140)
Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
An alternative to hiking the strenuous Rainbow Falls trail, this in-and-out hike follows Jones Gap Trail and then the 0.1mi Jones Gap Falls Trail to a 50ft waterfall on a tributary to the Middle SaludShow more
#3 - Jones Gap Loop Trail
Jones Gap State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(84)
Length: 10.8 mi • Est. 5 h 40 m
Jones Gap Loop Trail is a 10.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cleveland, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity opShow more
#4 - Hospital Rock to Falls Creek Falls Trail
Jones Gap State Park
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 7 h 53 m
Hospital Rock to Falls Creek Falls Trail is a 12.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cleveland, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail iShow more
#5 - Oil Camp Creek to Pinnacle Pass Trail
Jones Gap State Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 15 m
Trail can be taken point to point or out and back. The majority of this trail is part of the Pinnacle Pass trail which is longer and more difficult. Starting from Oil Camp Creek Rd (Vehicle with high Show more
#6 - Jones Gap and Coldspring Branch to Bill Kimball Trail
Jones Gap State Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(21)
Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 4 h 57 m
The Jones Gap Trail (blue) is an easy to moderate trail following the Saluda river. It's a steady ascent which gets quite rocky/rooty at times. There are several nice spots by the river to take a breaShow more
#7 - Pretty Place and Rainbow Falls via Hospital Rock and Jones Gap Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]
Jones Gap State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(8)
Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 4 h 10 m
Pretty Place and Rainbow Falls via Hospital Rock and Jones Gap Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cedar Mountain, North Carolina that features a wateShow more