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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

(17) Slater-…, SC
gem Favorite Coming up Naturaland Trust Trail - Headed to the suspension bridge

Raven Cliff Falls

(12) 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

(12) Slater-…, SC

Recommended Routes in Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area - 5

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Favorite Coming up Naturaland Trust Trail - Headed to the suspension bridge
Difficult Difficult

Raven Cliff Falls Loop

7.8 mi 12.5 km 1,681' Up 512.27 m Up 1,683' Down 512.95 m Down

Slater-…, SC
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Favorite 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.
Very Difficult Very Difficult

Jones Gap - Caesars Head Loop

28.5 mi 45.9 km 6,337' Up 1931.51 m Up 6,336' Down 1931.18 m Down

Slater-…, SC
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Favorite One of the hardest trails we've done and we can't wait to go back!
Difficult Difficult

Falls Creek Falls

2.0 mi 3.2 km 624' Up 190.19 m Up 625' Down 190.37 m Down

Slater-…, SC
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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 Difficult

Jones Gap Loop

12.6 mi 20.3 km 3,318' Up 1011.38 m Up 3,319' Down 1011.63 m Down

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

Wildcat Nature Trail Loop

1.1 mi 1.8 km 179' Up 54.47 m Up 186' Down 56.78 m Down

Slater-…, SC
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Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area Running

  • 53 Miles 86 Kilometers of Trail
  • 5 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 8 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 14 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area - 19

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1.5 mi 2.4 km #1Rainbow Falls Trail
Difficult Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
Difficult Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
5.6 mi 9.0 km #2Jones Gap Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Slater-Marietta, SC
Intermediate Intermediate
Slater-Marietta, SC
0.9 mi 1.5 km #3Moonshine and Confusion Falls Trail
Difficult Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
Difficult Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
5.3 mi 8.5 km #4Naturaland Trust Trail #14
Difficult Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
Difficult Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
4.7 mi 7.6 km #5Rim of The Gap Trail
Difficult Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
Difficult Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
10.2 mi 16.4 km #6Pinnacle Pass Trail #20
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
2.0 mi 3.3 km #7Bill Kimball Trail
Difficult Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
Difficult Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
1.6 mi 2.6 km #8Hospital Rock Trail #30
Difficult Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
Difficult Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
1.3 mi 2.1 km #9Dismal Trail #12
Difficult Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
Difficult Difficult
Slater-Marietta, SC
1.9 mi 3.1 km #10Raven Cliff Falls Trail #11
Intermediate Intermediate
Slater-Marietta, SC
Intermediate Intermediate
Slater-Marietta, SC

Photos of Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area - 96

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Falls Creek Falls is a towering, yet beautiful must-see.
Feb 15, 2017 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
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
Alternate access to Moonshine and Confusion Falls by crossing Matthews Creek using Asbury Trail across private camp land that allows seasonal access to Asbury trail currently. Also, easy spot for water before the campsites with water more of challenge.
Dec 2, 2018 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
Coming up Naturaland Trust Trail - Headed to the suspension bridge
Nov 7, 2020 near Slater-…, SC
One of the hardest trails we've done and we can't wait to go back!
Jun 14, 2021 near Slater-…, SC
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