Jones Gap State Park: Unwind in the Mountains with Your Dog
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Jones Gap State Park is located in the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area and spans 13,000 acres of pristine mountain woodlands. Visitors can explore the trails that connect to Caesars Head and the Palmetto Trail, fish in the Middle Saluda River, and learn about the area's ecology at the park's ecology learning center.
Location: 303 Jones Gap Rd, Marietta, SC 29661
Park Hours: 9am - 9pm During Daylight Savings, 9am - 6pm Reminder of the Year
Admission: $6 adults; $3.75 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3.50 children ages 6-15; ages 5 and under, free.
If you're looking for a place to take your furry friend on an adventure, Jones Gap State Park is a great choice. With over 60 miles of hiking trails of varying difficulty levels, you and your dog are sure to find a trail that suits your fitness level.
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Hiking with your dog can be a wonderful and rewarding experience for both you and your furry friend. For starters, it's a great way to bond with your pet and spend quality time together in nature. It also provides an opportunity for your dog to exercise, explore new sights and smells, and socialize with other dogs and people on the trail.
A network of easy to strenuous hiking trails in the Mountain Bridge Recreation Area links Caesars Head and Jones Gap State Parks. Registering with the park before using these trails is mandatory.
Hiker registration forms are located at the kiosk at each trailhead.
This is a challenging 12.5-mile trail that is best suited for experienced hikers and their dogs. It features several waterfalls and stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
This is a moderate 5.3-mile trail that leads to a beautiful waterfall. It's a great option for those looking for a shorter hike that still offers a rewarding experience.
This is a strenuous 4.2-mile trail that leads to the tallest waterfall in South Carolina. The trail can be rocky and steep at times, but the views are worth the effort.
This is an easy 0.7-mile trail that is perfect for those looking for a leisurely walk with their dog. The trail leads to Hospital Rock, a large boulder that has a fascinating history.
Camping at Jones Gap State Park can be a great experience for you and your furry friend.
With 18 backcountry trailside campsites available in the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, you can immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and explore the park's numerous hiking trails.
When camping with your dog, it's important to keep them under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. This is to ensure the safety of both your pet and the park's wildlife.
Please note that no drive-up campsites are available at the park, and there is no water or electricity provided at the campsites. Additionally, campers are asked to follow internationally recognized "leave no trace" camping practices to preserve the park's natural beauty.
When hiking with your dog at Jones Gap State Park, it's important to follow a few guidelines:
So why wait? Grab your leash, put on your favorite Good Dogs of Greenville shirt, and head to Jones Gap State Park! And while you're there, don't forget to share your experience with us by tagging us on social media using the hashtag #gooddogsofgreenville. We can't wait to see you and your furry friend adventuring!