Jones Gap and Falls Trail

MODERATE 62 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
3 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

A party of 11, plus two dogs. Kids 8-14. The first part (Jones Gap Trail from Raven Falls parking lot) was a breeze because it was downhill the whole way. 1.3 miles in we stopped at a waterfall and ate. 3.5-4 to the Coldspring/Kimball junction. Bill Kimball trail was aggressive especially carrying my small dog up the side of a mountain. It was an adventure tho and I would do it again!

hiking
20 days ago

Jones Gap is an easy to moderate trail with rushing streams, beautiful waterfalls and plenty of backcountry campsites. Falls Trail will put you to work, but Rainbow Falls is worth the climb.

If you're hiking during or after heavy rain, you may encounter high stream crossings on the way back to the trailhead.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Took this trail to the water fall then came back and connected to rainbow falls trail. Easy hike but rocky. Falls were nice. Get there early as suggested.

2 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

hiking
4 months 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
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

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

5 months 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!!!

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Went there in 2014. Big bubbling creek and 2 water falls. Great trails. Best place I've been hiking and camping beside the creek. Beautiful! Love to go back if traveling down that way.

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

Rainbow Trail--great workout! Beautiful

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome place and very good trails.

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago