This map track is for Illahee Preserve, which is a separate park from Illahee State Campground and is maintained by Kitsap County. It is considerably longer than 1.5 miles if you do the entire loop. There are many cross trails marked by numbered trail markers. There are also multiple access points. Consult the park website for a detailed map of all trails, parking and entrances.
It is beautifully forested throughout and moderately hilly. Some of the trails are covered with mulched wood. The rest are bare dirt or fallen leaves and needles. Use caution when wet, as the hilly areas can be a bit slippery.
Tuck A. on Green Mountain Trail Via Gold Creek
Feels awesome when you reach the top, my husband and I went all the to Vista Trail and it was more stunning from there you could see Seattle when it's not cloudy. Beautiful and we had fun.❤️
I followed the directions and visited Illahee preserve trails, instead of going to state park.
Nice little up-hills and down-hills. Beautiful and quiet woods. When I was walking on Hall of Cedars loop, I felt I lost sight of trail a few times.
Did this hike 1 1/2 yrs ago and the only vista was at the very top looking east to Bremerton, Sound, Seattle, Bellevue, & Cascades. Now, they logged to the north; so as your about 3/4 of the way going north, there is this great vista looking north with Hood Canal, Sound, North Olympics in view. Spectacular! One recent reviewer complained about the "clear cutting." But firs are a renewable resource and the resulting view is spectacular! Enjoyed the hike much more this time. Only complaint was losing the trail at the bottom - not well marked; lot of branching trails - and going back on the north side of Gold Creek and having to walk about 1/10 of mile along highway to parking lot. Recommend noting carefully landmarks from "main trail" to gold creek trail up the mountain.
Great trail if you're looking for a hike through the forests, but not so much for vast scenic views. There is however, a pretty good spot to view Seattle from. While not a problem for the most part, be prepared to share the path with bikers and the occasional mound of horse leavings.