Length: 1.2 miles
Fees / Permits: free
Bug factor: moderate to high
Depending on the season, you might find a portable toilet stationed down at the boat ramp at Hatbill Park, 1.3 miles farther along Hatbill Road. This hike is right down the street from Puzzle Lake.
From I-95 exit 223, Mims, drive 4.2 miles to Hatbill Road. Turn left at the sign for Lake Loughman. Drive 1.3 miles south on Hatbill Rd to the parking area off to the left, next to a gate. Do not block the gate.
Walk in on the causeway for 0.6 mile, ending your hike at an observation tower. The trail becomes impassable for hikers shortly thereafter, as Loughman Lake drains across the causeway, flowing towards Puzzle Lake. The trail continues extensively beyond the break, as shown on the conservation area map.