|Location:||Gazzam Lake Nature Preserve|
|Activities:||Hiking, Biking, Horses|
|Other:||Dog Friendly, Bird Viewing|
The Gazzam Lake Trail System consists of 2 miles of gently rolling trail through dense forest. The backbone of the system is the Gazzam Lake Trail (1.4 miles) that connects the two trailheads. A small loop trail spurs off the main trail that adds an additional 0.6 miles. The trails run adjacent to Gazzam Lake, a 13 acre freshwater wetland that has remained untouched by development.
Wildlife abounds inside the Preserve and we are constantly reminded that wildlife is just that, wild. Owls protecting their nests have been reported to swoop at trail users in an attempt to protect their nests. All visitors of the Preserve are encouraged to give wildlife a wide berth, keep your pets on a leash, and respect the inhabitants of our natural landscape. Deer, coyotes, and even bears have been reported to be seen by visitors of this site.
Other trails in the area include the Close Trail, which begins approximately 0.1 miles along the Gazzam Lake Trail from the NE Marshall Road trailhead, and the Peter’s Trail, which starts from the Deerpath Lane NE trailhead.
The Gazzam Lake Trail system can be accessed from two different trailheads; 6105 NE Marshall Road (8 car capacity) and Deerpath Lane NE (4 car capacity).