Jones Lake State Park Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Jones Lake is significantly more ecologically diverse than a longleaf preserve. A little over a mile into the hike, the trail circles the north end of the lake where it enters a more swamp-like forest. Various bays—sweet, loblolly, red— dominate.
You’ll find thickets of sheep laurel, blueberry, and fetterbush as well. Here, you’ll see more pines of the pond pocosin variety and Atlantic white cedar. The trail is recommended as a winter hike because of its general exposure. Even on a 30-degree day, the sun will find you and perk you up. But it’s also a great summer hike."