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Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area

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59 mi 95 km of trail 5 Runs

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Gems in Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area - 3

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gem Favorite Reward after a climb up Rainbow Falls Trail to find Rainbow Falls, view from the lower level.

Rainbow Falls

(12) Slater-…, SC
gem Favorite The Cathedral's colossal cliffs are truly a sight to see.

Raven Cliff Falls

(9) Slater-…, SC
gem Favorite Jones Gap Falls next to the Middle Saluda River off a little side trail from Jones Gap Trail

Jones Gap Falls

(10) Slater-…, SC

Runs in Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area - 5

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Favorite The Cathedral's colossal cliffs are truly a sight to see.
Difficult

Raven Cliff Falls Loop

7.8 mi 12.5 km • Loop • 1,681 ft Ascent 512.27 m Ascent

(26) Slater-…, SC
Favorite Falls Creek Falls is a towering, yet beautiful must-see.
Difficult

Falls Creek Falls

2.0 mi 3.2 km • Out and Back • 624 ft Ascent 190.19 m Ascent

(9) Slater-…, SC
Favorite The Middle Saluda River near and across on Jones Gap Trail (to the left TH in pic and across bridge standing on, Jones Gap Ranger Station and emergency 911 phone since no cell signal).
Very Difficult

Jones Gap - Caesars Head Loop

28.5 mi 45.9 km • Loop • 6,337 ft Ascent 1931.51 m Ascent

(2) Slater-…, SC
Favorite The Middle Saluda River near and across on Jones Gap Trail (to the left TH in pic and across bridge standing on, Jones Gap Ranger Station and emergency 911 phone since no cell signal).
Difficult

Jones Gap Loop

12.6 mi 20.3 km • Loop • 3,318 ft Ascent 1011.38 m Ascent

(3) Slater-…, SC
Favorite Lower Wildcat Falls with shallow pool, tucked among the trees right next to the road.
Intermediate

Wildcat Nature Trail Loop

1.1 mi 1.8 km • Loop • 179 ft Ascent 54.47 m Ascent

(7) Slater-…, SC

Trails in Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area - 17

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1.5 mi 2.4 km #1Rainbow Falls Trail
Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
Difficult
1.5 mi 2.4 km Slater-Marietta, SC
5.6 mi 9.0 km #2Jones Gap Trail
Intermediate
Slater-Marietta, SC
Intermediate
5.6 mi 9.0 km Slater-Marietta, SC
0.9 mi 1.5 km #3Moonshine and Confusion Falls Trail
Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
Difficult
0.9 mi 1.5 km Slater-Marietta, SC
4.7 mi 7.6 km #4Rim of The Gap Trail
Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
Difficult
4.7 mi 7.6 km Slater-Marietta, SC
5.7 mi 9.2 km #5Hospital Rock Trail #30
Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
Difficult
5.7 mi 9.2 km Slater-Marietta, SC
5.3 mi 8.5 km #6Naturaland Trust Trail #14
Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
Difficult
5.3 mi 8.5 km Slater-Marietta, SC
1.3 mi 2.1 km #7Dismal Trail #12
Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
Difficult
1.3 mi 2.1 km Slater-Marietta, SC
1.9 mi 3.1 km #8Raven Cliff Falls Trail #11
Intermediate
Slater-Marietta, SC
Intermediate
1.9 mi 3.1 km Slater-Marietta, SC
3.5 mi 5.7 km #9Foothills Trail: Gum Gap Section
Easy
Slater-Marietta, SC
Easy
3.5 mi 5.7 km Slater-Marietta, SC
0.7 mi 1.1 km #10Tom Miller Trail #2
Difficult
Brevard, NC
Difficult
0.7 mi 1.1 km Brevard, NC
10.2 mi 16.4 km #11Pinnacle Pass Trail #20
Very Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
Very Difficult
10.2 mi 16.4 km Slater-Marietta, SC
11.0 mi 17.6 km #12The Palmetto Trail: Middle Saluda Passage
Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
Difficult
11.0 mi 17.6 km Slater-Marietta, SC
2.0 mi 3.3 km #13Bill Kimball Trail
Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
Difficult
2.0 mi 3.3 km Slater-Marietta, SC
0.4 mi 0.7 km #14Coldspring Connector Trail
Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
Difficult
0.4 mi 0.7 km Slater-Marietta, SC
2.7 mi 4.4 km #15Coldspring Branch Trail
Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
Difficult
2.7 mi 4.4 km Slater-Marietta, SC
1.3 mi 2.1 km #16Frank Coggins Trail
Intermediate
Slater-Marietta, SC
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Slater-Marietta, SC
0.0 mi 0.0 km #17Overlook Spur
Easy
Slater-Marietta, SC
Easy
0.0 mi 0.0 km Slater-Marietta, SC

Photos of Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area - 78

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The Middle Saluda River near and across on Jones Gap Trail (to the left TH in pic and across bridge standing on, Jones Gap Ranger Station and emergency 911 phone since no cell signal).
Nov 15, 2017 near Slater-…, SC
Massive rock outcrop on the trail.
Nov 11, 2018 near Slater-…, SC
Reward after a climb up Rainbow Falls Trail to find Rainbow Falls, view from the lower level.
Nov 14, 2017 near Slater-…, SC
Falls Creek Falls is a towering, yet beautiful must-see.
Feb 15, 2017 near Slater-…, SC
Hard to research, so here is BC site #D3, no fires, pet friendly, water access is behind me down a very steep embankment not easy after a long hike, easier if gotten before getting to camp. Closes to Moonshine and Confusion Falls trail to enjoy longer.
Dec 2, 2018 near Slater-…, SC
Sometimes the Rainbow is more than just falls, it can also be from some of the fall leaves, either way, probably why it is called Rainbow Falls.
Nov 15, 2017 near Slater-…, SC
Jones Gap Falls next to the Middle Saluda River off a little side trail from Jones Gap Trail
Nov 14, 2017 near Slater-…, SC
The Cathedral's colossal cliffs are truly a sight to see.
Feb 15, 2017 near Slater-…, SC

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