Jones Spring

Townsend, Wisconsin

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Walking at Jones Spring has a steady rhythm to it and it goes like this: woodland scene, broad marsh views, then forest scene again. It is this alternating pattern of habitats that makes for an enjoyable and interesting hike. The various forest stretches are intimate, while the marsh and lake segments over long sight lines and opportunities to scan for wildlife. Begin by hiking southwest from the trailhead on a broad footpath to Fanny Lake. Stay straight (southwest) on this wide trail, ignoring a trail entering from the right (north). Go straight (southwest) again as the Yellow Trail enters from the left at mile 0.3. Walk west along the south shore of Fanny Lake, a picturesque .25-mile-long pond lined with birch trees and five pleasant designated campsites.
Hiking Wisconsin

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Hiking Wisconsin

by Eric Hansen, revised by Kevin Revolinski (Falcon Guides)

Walking at Jones Spring has a steady rhythm to it and it goes like this: woodland scene, broad marsh views, then forest scene again. It is this alternating pattern of habitats that makes for an enjoyable and interesting hike. The various forest stretches are intimate, while the marsh and lake segments over long sight lines and opportunities to scan for wildlife.

Begin by hiking southwest from the trailhead on a broad footpath to Fanny Lake. Stay straight (southwest) on this wide trail, ignoring a trail entering from the right (north). Go straight (southwest) again as the Yellow Trail enters from the left at mile 0.3. Walk west along the south shore of Fanny Lake, a picturesque .25-mile-long pond lined with birch trees and five pleasant designated campsites.

© 2016 Eric Hansen, revised by Kevin Revolinski/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Townsend
Distance: 9.2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4 hours
Season: April - October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Lakewood-Leona Ranger District, 15085 WI 32, Lakewood, 54138; (715) 276-6333; www.fs.usda.gov
Local Maps: USGS Reservoir Pond; Chequamegon - Nicolet National Forest Jones Spring Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Jones Spring

Recent Trail Reviews

5/12/2002
0

Much more difficult than expected. Lot of switch backs up to a very steep and rocky hill. Awesome! Hard work but great fun!



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