Hike the Jones Gap Loop

Jones Gap Trailhead

Distance

5.5 Miles

Elevation Gain

2000 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Loop

Added by

Seth Berry

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.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $194/night

Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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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!

Distance

5.5 Miles

Elevation Gain

2000 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Loop

Added by

Seth Berry

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