You can Usually Rock Hop this Creek!! This is the first creek crossing you come to when you start at the northern end of Jones Gap Trail, about 3/4 mile or so from the trailhead.
Due to the massive amounts of rainfall this area had received, all the streams were WAY more full than usual! - Brenda Wiley (nc-hiker)'s Photos
Photos from a 13.4 mile out and back hike, beginning at the northern end of Jones Gap Trail where it comes out on US276 at the NC/SC state line, heading south (or really east) to the turn off to Rainbow Fall. I then followed that trail the mile and a half up (and 1000 feet elevation UP) to Rainbow Falls. I then retraced my route back to the car.
Along the way, I was treated to a gorgeous, rain engorged Middle Saluda River raging alongside me the entire way. Dargan's Cascade and Jones Gap Waterfall, as well as Rainbow falls had many, many times their normal water volume.