Jones Gap and Falls Trail

MODERATE 53 reviews

Jones Gap and Falls Trail is a 12.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cleveland, South Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
12.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3133 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

A nicely wooded up and down hike along the Saluda River. Be aware that the trails close at 6pm.

hiking
16 days ago

Great hike! Depending on rain you might get your feet wet but beautiful start to finish and not too crowded.
We did Cold Spring to Jones Gap, then the little .7 back to parking. Going this way crazy uphill on that .7.

hiking
30 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome day hiking with my uncle. The trail is well maintained-parking can be an issue so get there early.

1 month ago

Beautiful trail! We spent the weekend camping off of this trail and hiking the many trails in the area. We will definitely be back!!!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Went there in 2014. Best place I've been hiking. Love camping there too. Beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Rainbow Trail--great workout! Beautiful

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome place and very good trails.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

Great day for a looonngg hike! Parked in the Mountain Bridge lot. Made the loop counterclockwise but doubt it mattered which way you go. Took the 1.6 mile spur up to Rainbow Falls. Strenuous climb almost like a mini-Table Rock but well worth. The Fall was partially frozen and was a beautiful payoff. My app had the loop at 13 miles, took about 6 1/2 hrs.

5 months ago

Awesome trail! Did this one at night with 40° temp. Was cold and scary but still worth it! unforgettable memories :-)

hiking
7 months ago

Enjoyed this hike!

8 months ago

9 months ago

Take Cold Creek trail in as it will be all downhill. connect with the Jones gap trail then up to the falls. on the way back take the Jones gap trail to Tom Miller.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Love rainbow falls! Perfect picnic spot