Please make sure you have a day-use reservation if you are planning to come on weekends. Anticipate there is a high chance you will be turned away if you do not have a day-use reservation. Even with cold temperatures, the park is still seeing a high volume of visitors. (Posted 1/28/23)
PARK HOURS: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily. All hikers must be off trails by 6:30 p.m.
There are parking procedures put in place at Jones Gap that affect weekends and major Holidays. Day-use Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. Please read this document for detailed information.
-Day-use Parking Reservations are required on weekends and Holidays. Monday through Friday Day-Use parking is a first come-first serve, unless associated with a major Holiday.
Hike-in trailside campsites are available by reservation. There is no car-camping or RV camping at this park.
-It is difficult to drive and turn around any large vehicles that do not fit in a normal size parking space- such as RVS and campers. We have no parking spaces available to accommodate these size vehicles.
Trails Closure Warning:
>Falls Creek Trail (#31) is Closed.
>Hospital Rock Trail (#30) is Closed 1.6 Miles after Trail Head. It now ends at the rock formation referred to as Hospital Rock.
>Seasonal Closure of Yellow-Blazed Trail Rim of the Gap (#6) from Junction #15 (Frank Coggins) to #21 (John Sloan). This section of trail will remain closed until spring temperatures are consistently warm enough for the ice to melt and the trail to become safely passable.