The Jackson Road to Deam Lake section is a 5 mile hike. The Jackson Road Trailhead is located west of Jackson Road about 5 miles west of Blue Lick; the trailhead is about 0.5 mile from the trail. To get to the trail from this trailhead, walk south on Jackson Road for 0.3 mile to the county road, turn left and continue out 0.1 mile to the trail crossing-watch for the KT post. The trail traverses two very steep slopes before gradually dropping to moderately rolling terrain. The trail then parallels the east shore of Deam Lake, stopping at the Deam Lake Trailhead, the southern end of the trail. The Jackson Road to Deam Lake Trailhead segment is approximately 5 miles in length.
To drive from the Jackson Road Trailhead to the Deam Lake Trailhead, turn right (south) from the parking lot onto Jackson Road for 0.3 mile to the county road. Turn left (east) and continue 4.2 miles to the small town of Blue Lick. At the T-intersection turn right (east) on Blue Lick/Memphis Road and continue for 1.4 miles to the McClelland Road. Turn right (south) on McClelland Road and proceed 1.2 miles to Crone Road. Turn right (west) on Crone Road and continue for 1.7 miles to Cummins Road. Turn right (northwest) on Cummins Road and continue for 1.4 miles to a T-intersection. At the intersection, turn right (northwest) and then left (west) on Wilson Switch Road.