Jones Lake State Park Trail

Elizabethtown, North Carolina 28337

Jones Lake State Park Trail

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."

Jones Lake State Park Trail Trip Reports

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9/7/2008
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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Trail Information

Elizabethtown
Nearby City
3
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 to 2 hours
Duration
Best in Winter
Season
USGS Elizabethtown North
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