Banner Forest Heritage Park is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Port Orchard, WA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Banner Forest Hiking and Equestrian Trails Banner Forest is a beautiful 635-acre public open space in the Olalla area. The forest, which includes trees, ponds and wetlands, was acquired by Kitsap County in October 2000 after ten years of community effort to preserve this resource in its present state for all citizens in perpetuity. The trails are primarily used for hiking, equestrian riding, and mountain biking.
Beautiful!!! Can't wait to come back
good ride and nice trails some roots
Clean trails, pretty easy to navigate. Pretty level, nothing to strenuous. Nice quick work out.
be careful going after rain. mud can be pretty deep and thick. no lake/pond that i found any of the multiple times ive been there. hike is nice and lots of trails to explore.
I tried this trail last Tues and it was extremely muddy! Maybe again in a few weeks....
Biking Bust. First off, the directions took us to a private drive. So instead of taking the final turn, go a little further to the baseball field. As for the trail, it started out great. However, once you get passed the bridge the overgrowth becomes progressively worse. We thought we could tough it out but the unavoidable stinging nettle quickly changed our minds. If youre hiking, dress up. Im sure you hikers will love it. As for horses, unless youre riding a Shetland pony, you wont make it 200yrds. Im sure this trail is amazing and with a little TLC would be an awesome place to ride. If anyones interested in a Saturday cleanup, send me a message and we'll get a team to spend a day cleanin the trails up. Tootles.
Great hiking trails. lots of dogs and bikers in late afternoon innocence days. otherwise lovely!
Went hiking twice in in the last week while visiting family in the area. Took two completely different hikes by visiting different sections of Banner Forest. The trails are very diverse ranging from large main trails to small side trails to mountain biking trails. There was a ton of great wildlife and vegetation and the difference between our sunny day versus the second hike when it was rainy was interesting.