Bay Trail is a five-mile loop around Jones Lake, offering an excellent chance to experience the habitats of a Carolina bay. Wander through dense vegetation and over boggy soil to view lovely lakeside flora. Large pond cypress trees, draped with Spanish moss, line the shore and grow in the shallow water. Leatherwood plants with delicate white flowers, also called titi, overhang the water's edge. Several short side-trails lead to the lake, allowing hikers a chance to catch their breath while viewing the vista across the lake. Begin Bay Lake Trail at the picnic area or campground. For trail interpretation, contact park staff.
The park also has a one-mile nature trail. The Cedar Loop Trail journeys through both the bay forest and sand ridge communities.
Trail length: 6 miles
Posted by TrailAPI on March 7, 2013
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