trail locations for Bremerton, Washington

Lots of shade on a hot summer day. Easy hills.

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.

This is the best hike for those who live in Kitsap county but don't want to drive too far. Beautiful views and a well maintained trail. Perfect for trail running!

This is a great trail in all kinds of weather! Well groomed trails with direction choices to keep it interesting. You have short or long trail choices,

beautiful trail, but not for someone so out of shape and fat

Awesome trails; great place to clear your mind after a long day of work.

Close to home, beautiful views, love that I can bring my dog

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.❤️

Fairly easy trail with a beautiful view of Seattle at the end. Perfect for anyone living in Kitsap County who wants a close hike that isn't boring.

2 months ago

I love this trail- good hike with lots of shade. I went during the week so it wasn't too busy. I will go again.

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.

Good, moderate hike. Took about 50 minutes to get to the top. Great view of Seattle from there. At the top, there's a table if you want to use for your lunch.

The creek is like within the first 15 mins of it. Moderately steep most of the way up but it's not horrible. Beautiful view when you get up to the top

2 months ago

The view is amazing at the top! The hike going up is very beautiful too. Mostly shady so it's great on a warm day. Bring water!

You need a pass to park or else it's $100 for the ticket. Very disappointed I traveled to be told I couldn't park.

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.

3 months ago

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.

3 months ago