Hike the Jones Gap Loop

Jones Gap Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Seth Berry

A scenic trail through forest and along the Saluda River on the Blue Ridge Escarpment.

Start on the Jones Gap Trail (blue), which will lead you alongside the Saluda River. After 2.5 miles, take the Old Springs Branch Trail (orange) to loop back to the lot.

For a challenging, more strenuous hike, with great views of the Gap, check out Rim of the Gap Trail. It is not advised to take children or dogs on this trail.

Distance

5.5 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

2000 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall

Nearby Lodging

Travelers Rest / N Greenville KOA

Travelers Rest, South Carolina

Asheville West KOA

Candler, North Carolina

Asheville East KOA

Swannanoa, North Carolina

Anderson / Lake Hartwell KOA

Anderson, South Carolina

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

Excellent workout

Fun place to go get lost in the wilderness. Great workout. Really gets the heart rate up. Beautiful views.

Hard, But Fun!

This trail was definitely more on the difficult side, but I went with a couple of friends and we got through it pretty quickly. All 3 of us had a lot of fun and there are some great photography opportunities!

Tours

More Tours

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Hike the Pinnacle Pass/Rim of the Gap Loop

Adventure

Hike to Rainbow Falls and Pretty Place

Adventure

Photograph Fred W. Symmes Chapel (Pretty Place)

Adventure

Take in the View from Caesars Head Overlook

More Nearby Adventures