Explore the best trails near Kingston with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Very nice to bring the hounds on , lots of new smells and nice people to meet.Makes me wish that I brought my mountain bike ,Babcock trail needs to be marked but it IS a black diamond run for a reason and may well be avoided by beginners.Over all it's well worth it considering it's right of the road and a few mile away from Ft.Gamble and some nice hot coffee.
these trails are so great! it's peaceful & quiet & very well maintained. we always get lost somehow & end up finishing 4+ miles each time haha. the only downside to these trails is the dog owners who do not pick up their dog's poop, there's always TONS of piles of poop from lazy owners. I sometimes find myself having to look down as I walk instead of enjoying the nature which is a real bummer.
Karly B. on North Kitsap Heritage Park
nice trail, really easy, beautiful area.
Took the boat to visit Paulsbo this last weekend and it was great! They have a very easy guest dock to get in and out of, and very friendly people working at the marina. The town is charming with an array of excellent bakeries, restaurants, boutiques, and antique/novelty shops. Perfect place for a family outing.
Visited Port Gamble a while back and it is very beautiful. Tiny but has a somber welcoming vibe. Interesting for a day trip and I believe you can stay in one of the houses on Main Street.
It is immediately apparent that this land belongs to a forest products company. It has been heavily thinned and the cut trees and saplings have been left on the forest floor. I imagine this is good forest management, but not very attractive. As the way contracts in stages from a logging road to a wide path to a narrow trail, it becomes more scenic and enjoyable. One is constantly reminded, though, that it is a working forest. Some cuts appear to be made within the last week. I probably will not return to this trail for quite a while. It could be a good venue for mountain biking or even running, but not my idea of a pleasant walk in the woods.
Kim K. on North Kitsap Heritage Park
Great hike if it wasn't for the dogs and their owners, counted over 90 dog piles on the trail, the stench at the beginning of the trail if you take a right over the wood bridge is disgusting (From about 50 dog piles). Found dog turds in plastic bags along the trail in the forest that had been sitting there for days. There are sign for dog people to PICK UP after their dogs and to keep them on a LEASH at all time at the beginning of the trail. There is even free bags for the dog owners. The trail are for mountain bikes and horses also, and they will run in to plenty of dogs that is not leashed and could cause trouble.
This is a great route to do a microbrew ride. Hood Canal Brewery in Kingston. Valhal, Sound, and Slippery Pig breweries in Poulsbo. For the best BBQ in Washington be sure to stop in at Mike's Four Star BBQ in Port Gamble. You'll have 33 miles to ride it all off.
Olympic Resources is managing the historical logging town of Port Gamble's property and has been very supportive of allowing cyclist, equestrians, and hikers build trails on their property. We have had to endure the occasional clear cut but hopefully that will no longer be an issue as they have agreed to sell off the land to a nature conservancy which will leave this area as a beautiful trail system. The sale also expands Heritage Park in Kingston.
It's a great place to trail run, mountain bike, and walk your dog.