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To get to the falls, follow the Middle Saluda River on the Jones Gap Trail for about 1.5 miles, crossing a few footbridges along the way and passing several backcountry campsites.

The hike from the parking lot to Jones Gap Falls is not as steep, and you'll get to enjoy the river along the way. A small side trail will go back about 150 feet or so to Jones Gap Falls which is kind of tucked away. The falls area is more quiet than Rainbow Falls when it comes to people but is unique in its own way.

These two falls are popular in this section of Jones Gap State Park close to the Ranger Station. The other two popular falls in the area are Falls Creek Falls and Raven Cliff Falls but require an extended hike or drive to reach them.

Short Hike: Parking in Jones Gap Park, follow Jones Gap Trail for about 1.5 miles, about a 3-mile round trip or add in Rainbow Falls Trail for a longer hike to both falls.

Family Friendly: This is not as steep of a climb compared to Rainbow Falls, and you can get up close with a little pool at the base.

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Oct 15, 2018
Kimberly Balogh
Sep 1, 2018
Michelle A
Jul 14, 2018
Mike Ward
With Sue
Jun 3, 2018
Tracie Lynn
The scenic woodsy hike and waterfall here with the flow of the recent heavy rains quickly made it to my favorite list!
Oct 26, 2017
Mark P...
Nice hike along river to find a more relaxed set of falls away from the occasional crowds.

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