TAKE A WALK IN THE WOODS. THEN PICK A DIFFERENT WOODS AND TAKE ANOTHER ONE.
Now stretching more than 42 miles, Bainbridge Island’s public trails network is a defining community asset and draws hikers and recreation seekers from across Bainbridge Island, Kitsap County and beyond.
Trail users include active all-ages and senior walking groups and high school athletes in training, park neighbors and countless casual walkers.
The Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation has emerged as a leader in the planning, funding and development of this amazing network. We partner with the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District, the City of Bainbridge Island, private landowners and other stakeholders to plan and secure new trail routes connecting parks and neighborhoods.
Maintaining and building out this network – trimming trailside growth each season, grading and graveling pathways for safety, replacing culverts and other necessary upkeep, while building new trails from scratch – is a time and labor-intensive task. The Summer Trails Crew, a partnership of the Parks Foundation and Park District, supports this essential work while providing vigorous, meaningful seasonal employment for college-age students. This flagship, model program has been enormously successful, and in 2020 worked right through fall and up to the week before Christmas, to provide even more ambitious trails construction.
Get out and explore! Trails maps are available through Bainbridge Metro Parks.