You are bound to see wildlife on this trail. Jones Spring is
a 2,000 acre area managed for non-motorized use and offers several
loops of hiking and groomed cross-country ski trails (for traditional
style skiing). The area features three lakes. Fanny Lake has five
walk-in campsites on the shore. On an overlook between Upper and
Lower Jones Lakes, you'll find an Adirondack-style shelter for
a quick rest while skiing or a place to picnic when hiking. The
trail traverses a variety of landscapes and forest types which
also means a variety of wildlife. Look for the wood duck boxes
which have been placed here to increase the wood duck population.
Jones Spring Area is also managed as a wildlife area for hunting.
Directions: From Townsend, take County Highway T southwest
for 5 miles to Fanny Lake Road (FR 2938). Turn right and follow
Fanny Lake Road west to parking area. Space is available for approximately
Trail Length: 4 loops of varying lengths with a total
of 11 miles.
Difficulty: The four loops vary from easy to difficult.