Jones Lake State Park Trail

Elizabethtown, North Carolina

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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.
100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina

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100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina

by Joe Miller (The Mountaineers Books)

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.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Elizabethtown
Distance: 3
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Season: Best in Winter
Local Maps: USGS Elizabethtown North
Driving Directions: Directions to Jones Lake State Park Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

9/7/2008
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Good, flat trail that goes around the lake. Lots of forest critters and animals on this 5 mile hike. Camping, hiking, swimming and fishing.



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May 2018