Tom Miller Trail and Jones Gap Trail

Picture of a cascade beside Jones Gap Trail

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Date Hiked: 3/9/97

Length: 6.2 miles

Type: backtrack

Difficulty: 3

Scenery: 3

Blaze: blue on Tom Miller Trail, blue on Jones Gap Trail

Main Features: Middle Saluda River, Dargan's Cascade

Animals: crows

Location: Caesars Head State Park, South Carolina

Drive north from Caesar's Head State Park on highway 276. After 1.1 miles there's a parking lot on the right. The entrance is at the far end. Park. The Tom Miller Trail begins at the same end of the parking lot as the parking lot's entrance. Do not cross highway 276.

Approximate Altitude Changes
Ascend 100 feet to ridge at 0.2 miles
Descend 1,050 feet to junction with Coldspring Branch Trail at 3.1 miles
Total Ascent: 1,150 feet

0.0 parking lot, register, begin Tom Miller Trail (2), blazed blue
0.2 top of ridge
0.7 turn right on Jones Gap Trail (1), blazed blue
1.1 view of waterfall on right (Dargan's Cascade)
1.3 Dargan's Cascade
3.1 junction with Coldspring Branch Trail (3), blazed orange


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