This is one awesome, adventurous and tough trail tucked away in the woods next to Chimphaven. Chimphaven is a sanctuary for chimpanzees that were retired from mostly a life in Bio research. You can sometime hear them while riding and they are open to the public during specific times of the year.
Eddie D. Jones Park opened in March, 2003. The park is managed as an adventure park, with over 10 miles of rugged mountain biking trails, over five miles of horseback riding trails, and a 1 ½ mile hiking trail. A park ranger is on duty during open hours to help orient visitors and provide assistance. Restrooms and a small visitor center are maintained by the parks department.
Visitors are advised to come prepared for a wilderness type experience. Proper clothing, insect repellant and plenty of fluids to drink are recommended. In addition to the trails maintained by the Parish of Caddo Parks and Recreation Department, the park is the site of Chimp Haven, a 200-acre chimpanzee sanctuary that is operated by the non-profit group Chimp Haven, Inc., and an 82-acre Veterans Cemetery that is operated by the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs.