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South Carolina Trails

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

Caesars Head and Jones Gap State Parks, South Carolina

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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