Hazel Wolf Wetlands Preserve is a nature preserve owned by Forterra NW (formerly Cascade Land Conservancy). The Preserve is open to the public from dawn to dusk for the quiet enjoyment of nature. Only foot and equestrian traffic is allowed and dogs must be kept on a short leash on the main trail. Currently, no dogs are allowed on Ann’s Walking Trail.
This 116-acre wetland and forest habitat is key to a network of protected habitats stretching from the Issaquah Alps to Lake Sammamish. Several trails lace through Hazel Wolf and take you past a large beaver dam, across a wooden bridge and onto a wetland viewing platform.
To read more about Hazel Wolf and how she made a difference for birds, nature and people in the Pacific Northwest, click here.
To get there: Hazel Wolf Wetlands can be accessed from the Windsor Greens neighborhood. There is a small parking lot on 248th SE, just north of SE 14th. From Sammamish City Hall, head south to SE 24th. Turn left on SE 24th and continue to 248th SE. Turn left. Continue approximately one mile to the small parking lot. You can also access the Hazel Wolf Wetlands Preserve through the Beaver Lake Preserve, but, if you do, be sure to leave your dog at home. There are no dogs allowed on Ann’s Walking Path. Click here for directions to the Beaver Lake Preserve parking lot.