The Best Day Hikes in America: Rim of the Gap Trail to Jones Gap

Caesars Head and Jones Gap State Parks, South Carolina
South carolina dayhike

Jones Gap State Park

Let the hordes crowd the Appalachians up north. This 12.2-miler proves that the part of the range down here has the same appeals—balds, hardwood forests, and waterfalls—but only a fraction of the foot traffic. Bonus: several cable-assisted stream crossings.

Distance 12.2 miles (loop) Trailhead 35.125461, -82.572457 Drive time 0:39 from Greenville Season Year-round Contact