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Jones Gap State Park, Marietta

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#20 of 73 in Nature in South Carolina
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Jones Gap State Park is a South Carolina state park in northern Greenville County, near Marietta. The 3,964-acre (1,604 ha) park, which includes the headwaters of the Middle Saluda River, is, with Caesars Head State Park, administered by the state Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism as part of the Mountain Bridge Wilderness.
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  • This review is only made under the "eyes" of a park visitor, not a camper. Allow me to explain: When originally looking for a park for my family to do our annual "Autumn Fall Experience" (we live... 
    This review is only made under the "eyes" of a park visitor, not a camper. Allow me to explain: When originally looking for a park for my family to do our annual "Autumn Fall Experience" (we live...  more »
  • Took my daughter hiking here. Incredible hike up to Rainbow Falls. The river is beautiful, and the falls are so picturesque! 5 miles out and back. Tough trail. Must see if capable. Parking on... 
    Took my daughter hiking here. Incredible hike up to Rainbow Falls. The river is beautiful, and the falls are so picturesque! 5 miles out and back. Tough trail. Must see if capable. Parking on...  more »
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  • Fantastic place! The park is a part of the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. Beautiful nature, exciting and challenging hiking experience. There are about 30 trails of different levels of difficulty, all with natural surface, often rocky, but with well-built bridges across the creek. Parking is limited, so check their website if you need to make a reservation. Admission fee. Headquarters, restrooms at the east side of the park. Primitive camping sites along the creek allow for a short break, if vacant. Huge trees and giant boulders make it look like an enchanted forest! Waterfalls should be spectacular, but we did not make it to any of them on our visit.
  • Beautiful park once you enter. And the first .6 miles of the trail is along the river, so great. We did rainbow falls trail and it was definitely a work out, but the falls was worth it. Although I will say we did it with a 1 year old on a shoulder carrier and having done it now, I would probably just stick with doing the Jones gap falls trail next time with our kiddo cause its an easier shorter trail. Super glad we stopped by this park though. Also pictured is a family of snakes right next to the sign in front of the trout pond.

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