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Jones Gap and Raven Cliff Falls, South Carolina

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area   Hike: Jones Gap and Raven Cliff Falls, South Carolina  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 30 2020  6:30 am >> Sat, May 30 2020 8:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sun, May 10 2020 7:53 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 29 2020 7:53 pm
Event Duration:14 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced
Distance:18 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
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Member Cost:$5.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Join us for a great hike in the Jones Gap State Park, South Carolina, this 11,000-acre park is full of woodlands, waterfalls and excellent trails.

We will start the hike near the old fish hatchery pool, from there we will take Jones Gap Trail for approximately 5 miles, branching off on the Tom Miller Trail for 0.7 miles to the Raven Cliff Falls parking lot on US276.

Taking a brief stop at the Raven Cliff falls parking lot we will hike to the Raven Cliff Falls overlook for another 2.2 miles taking in the excellent views along the way.

After eating lunch at the overlook we will backtrack to the Raven Cliff Falls parking lot and then take the Cold Spring Branch Trail (approx. 1 mile) until it connects onto the Cold Spring connector trail. Following the cold spring connector trail for 0.5 miles, we will turn onto the Frank Coggins trail and follow that from around a ½ mile until we reach a bridge overlook a nice waterfall.

From here on the fun begins, following the Rim of the Gap trail for 4.2 miles back to the cars. This very challenging and exciting trail has 3 miles of very technical up and down hiking, crawling and squeezing as we follow the Rim trail to the top of the ridge.  When we have finished this exciting fun stretch we will descend 1.2 miles back to the cars and a much deserved cold drink.

Bring a camera to take photos of the many great waterfalls we will see on this hike.

This is a strenuous hike with some tough technical sections and you should be in good physical condition to be able to complete it. Your trip leader(s) may contact you to see if you are physically able to complete this event.

This is NOT a beginner hike.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Emergency rain gear (even if chance of rain is minimal)
  • Water or Sports drink, at least 3 liters
  • Enough food to keep your energy level up on a 6 or 7 hour hike
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather
Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • Camera
  • Bacon
  • Hiking Poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Jones Gap State Park
303 Jones Gap Rd
Marietta, SC 29661

GPS Coordinates:
35.1254872, -82.5653854

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):295Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $118.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.


Trail Map: http://www.southcarolinapar les/Jones%20Gap/MapJonesGap.pdf

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Member Cost:$5.00/Person
Cost Includes:

$5.00/Person SC State Park Admission Fee

Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the AOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

This hike will go ahead rain or shine but not if severe thunderstorms/weather is predicted.

Registration for this event opens at 5/10/2020 7:53:00 PM