Hike the Jones Gap Loop

South Carolina Jones Gap Trailhead

  • Activities:

    Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Intermediate

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

  • Trail Type:

    Loop

  • RT Distance:

    5.5 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    2000 Feet

Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall

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.

Pack List

  • Hiking boots
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Sun protection
  • Camera
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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!

3 months ago
3 months ago

Seth BerryExplorer

A nature and travel photographer from South Carolina. Exploring the great outdoors, capturing stunning and breathtaking photos, and inspiring people through photography is my passion. View my work at www.SethBerryPhotography.com

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