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Gazzam Lake and Veterane Open Space Preserves

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Bainbridge Island, Washington

Gazzam Lake and Veterane Open Space Preserves is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bainbridge Island, Washington that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

Length 6.6 mi Elevation gain 921 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

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Reviews (52)
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Lynne Kjolso
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HikingGreat!

Very well maintained trail, shady and great for fitness and dogs. Moderately busy but great trail etiquette.

Staci Brawner
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Hiking

Well maintained!

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Josh Samuels
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We started from the south end of the park and walked the main trail to the Westwood shore trail. Plenty of signs on the trail to direct you. You are in shade the entire time. The trail down to the shore is steeper than you expect, we saw some people turn around on our way back up from the beach when they saw how far they would have to come back up. It’s just a few switchbacks, but just FYI. We heard at least 2 owls hooting away, but never could spot it. We took a couple different trails on the way back. Perfect for kids and people that just want to stretch their legs.

Collin York
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Andy M.
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Nice and well maintained trail. Easy walking for the most part. The tail end taking you to the beach is a little steep but the trail is well maintained all the way through. The lake is great for bird watching. Overall makes for a nice peaceful day hike.

shandra Richardson
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Hiking

Great for beginners!

Brian Thompson
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Hiking

Nice trail, would be perfect for mountain bikes. Also has a nice trail with access down to the beach which looks straight across to Illahee. My only complaint would be the directions take you to the deer park road trailhead which is essentially a private dirt road with minimal parking. If you use the Marshall rd parking it’s a lot better.

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Marilyn Manning
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Hiking

Good walk with David starting at Peters trail

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Anna Schmitz
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Hiking

Gorgeous. Went about 7:45am. Saw maybe 3 other people the entire time? Very peaceful, sunlight is also magical! Great for trail running with your dog!

Chris Bral
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Hiking

Great hammock spot on the water left of trail.

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Makaila Woodard
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Hiking

Great trails! Don’t use the GPS to take you to Gozzam Lake Park, at least mine did not take us to the right spot. We ended up finding the trailhead at the end of Deerpath Ln NE. The trailhead is marked and there is a restroom, but there are no signs to turn into the park.

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Zachary Zachary Fenton
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lake with ducks.

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Ivan Carlson
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WalkingMuddyOver grown

took the dog here after our stop in silverdale, the peters trail was my kind of trail, a little overgrown and not a soul in sight, some might not like getting their knees and below a bit wet from ferns but I'm all for it, the rest of the main trail and others are free of 90% of branches just the random wind blown branch easily moved by foot, the dog liked this area a lot so we will be coming back to walk more, great area for people with dogs who might not socialize well or just like being to themselves while outdoors, saw two people in 5 hours.

Paul S.
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Great shoreline trail rambles through woods and ferns, then plunges to stony shores with great sunsets and view of channel. It appears not as many people know of the shoreline trail (stay right) but it is much more challenging (not hard, though) then the rest of the trails at Gazzam.

Jonathan Jarquin
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Walking
First to Review

Great hike for beginners. We did this one on a Sunday afternoon when we needed to get out the house and didn’t feel like doing anything too crazy.

Ashley L.
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Kaley Fancher
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Kendra Moore
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Shawna Murray
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Molly Edinger
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Shelby Fosmark
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William Resnik
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Rob DeGaetano
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Kiela M
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Jeni Mickle
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William H.
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Mountain biking
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Peter P.
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William H.
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