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Plunging over a granite cliff surrounded by granite walls, Rainbow Falls is spectacular. In the spring, azalea, meadow rue, and Solomon's plume envelope many of the boulders.
Rainbow Falls drops 100 feet over steep walls streaked with black and tan from the alternating layers of amphibolite gneiss, granitic gneiss, and mica schist. In the spring, azalea, meadow rue, and Solomon's plume envelope many of the boulders. Reaching Rainbow Falls is a very strenuous five-mile round-trip hike.
Departing Jones Gap, travel approximately .6 mile along the blue blazed Jones Gap Trail. At mile .6 you get to the Rainbow Falls Trail junction and follow it for another 1.6 to the falls. The Rainbow Falls Trail has red blazes on it. Rainbow Falls is located on YMCA Camp Greenville property.
Camping: Call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or go online at www.SouthCarolinaParks.com to make your reservations today!Directions:
From Greenville, drive N on US 276 to Caesars Head State Park. Continue 2.6 miles past the park and turn right onto Solomon Jones Road. Drive 4.6 miles to a small parking area on the right. Backtrack on the road about 10 yards and turn left to access the trail.