Bainbridge Island Trails


West Port Madison Nature Trail

This undeveloped park encompasses 11.3 acres and 210 ft. of waterfront. A pleasant trail (0.2 mi.) suitable for families with small children winds through deep woods to two picnic shelters. A more difficult path leads from the shelters to the beach which affords fine views of the Sound and Jefferson Head.

Follow West Port Madison Rd. from Hwy. 305 turning right at County Park Rd. The entrance gate is shortly after the right turn, just before Gordon St. No parking is available within the park



Manzanita Park Trail System

Manzanita Park is a 120 acre recreational complex which includes 2.27 mile self guided trail through remarkably diverse woods and wetlands. Plants and trees common to marsh lands and typical of the Northwest are featured here. The trail can be wet and unpassible. Best to hike in the late summer and fall.

Follow Hwy. 305 to W Day Rd. Stay to right at entrance and go down dirt road 3/10ths miles. Park in dirt lot next to trail head.


Ted Olson Nature Preserve

Located on 10 acres off of North Madison Ave., the 1/3 mile trail goes from feature to feature providing some very interesting natural sites. About midway through the park is a small nature amphitheater with log benches ideal for a picnic.


Fairy Dell

Just north of Battle Point Park across Frey Rd. lies this approximately 3 1/2 acre site. This unimproved, relatively steep path meanders through large fir and cedar trees and crosses a creek. The 0.3 mile trail ends at a beach access with a view towards Keyport.

North on Hwy. 305 to Koura Rd. South on Miller Rd. to Arrow Point Dr. Follow Arrow Point Dr. to Frey Rd. Parking is available through the north gate entrance to Battle Point Park. The trailhead is just east of the gate.


Battle Point Park

This 1.5 mile walking/jogging trail is located within the boundaries of Battle Point Park. The trail passes near a large duck-filled pond near the north park boundary and circumvents various playing fields. The trail composition varies from gravel to paved dirt. The flat terrain provides an easy hike with children. Self directed workout stations are provided at markers around the trail.

Take Miller Rd. to Arrow Point Dr. Turn west onto Arrow Point to the park.



DNR Trails

The newest addition to the Bainbridge Island Park system, the DNR land offers hikers trails on 280 acres of 70-75 year old evergreen trees. The largest public open space on the Island, the approximately 2 mile trail is easy enough for families.

Take New Brooklyn Rd. to Mandus Olson. Park where Mandus Olsen ends. Or take Koura Rd. off Miller or Hwy. 305 to Mandus Olson.



Nathan Bucklin Trail

This trail is located on 61 acres near the historic Nathan Bucklin Farmhouse. This well marked trail takes hikers through an extensive wetlands area and by a year round stream.

Take Bucklin Hill Rd. to the Fire Station. Park behind the Fire Station. Walk across to the white "Nature Trail" marker. Walk past the barn, through the pasture, following the markers, through the pasture gate to the trail.
Open 10-4 only, NO DOGS



Stanley T. Berg Memorial Nature Trail

The Berg Nature Trail was established in 1970 as an environmental teaching resource. Located behind Blakely School, the 1.3 mile trail traverses several diverse species of trees wit informative markers. Hikers are also treated to a natural pond which is home to a variety of birds.

Park by the outdoor basketball courts at the school on Blakely Ave. Walk across the playground to the marker at the back of the playground.



Fort Ward State Park Trail

Lovely views of the Port Orchard Narrows, the Olympics and Mt. Rainier make Fort Ward one of the most popular parks on the Island. On 137 acres with 4,400 ft. of waterfront. This park has a 1 mile loop. Blackberry bushes abound in summer. Hikers will discover the remains of various military sites throughout the park.

Follow Pleasant Beach Dr. south from Lynwood. Pass through the chain link gate and park by boat ramp. Go around vehicle barrier and follow the road until you come to a house.



Eagle Harbor Waterfront Park

In downtown Winslow, this waterfront trail begins from the Waterfront Park and follows the waterfront for approx. 1/2 mile.


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