Looking for a great trail near Port Orchard, Washington? AllTrails has 5 great forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Squak Mountain State Park or St Edward State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Square Lake County Park or Veterans Memorial Park. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in Port Orchard ranging from 2.2 to 5.1 miles and from 16 to 436 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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muddy
1 day ago

little muddy, but to be expected after last weeks snow.

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flooded
muddy
11 days ago

If you go at low tide and you can climb down to the rocky beach along the trail for some tide pools. Theres an easy spot about halfway between the stairs and the military bunker

walking
muddy
1 month ago

Banner forest is a great beginner trail. Although it does have some inclines and declines to its trails. It’s approximately 3-5 miles (one loop). This trail is great for walking your furry one. However, stay alert because there are people that do not follow the rules by keeping their love ones on a leash. Also, stay alert, year’s back a mountain biker was attack by a brown bear. Other than that enjoy the trail and if you should see a German Shepherd and a man who always dressed semi- military That’ll be me — enjoy Ooorah!

Banner Forest has an off leash dog problem. Today all five dogs I met with my on leash shy dog were off leash. If I wanted to deal with off leash dogs, I'd go to a dog park. it's ruining the usability for people who follow the law. Today my dog was attacked, and when I got her behind me, the dog came after me. When the owner finally showed up, she couldn't even catch her dog. And didn't have a word to say. Suffice to say I had a few choice words for her. Be very careful if you take your dog here.

Great trail, fairly easy hike. Lots of smaller trails that branch off. The only improvement would be a pit toilet somewhere along the trail.

walking
2 months ago

nice area for people to walk their dogs

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

So many options for hikes in here! Large area with lots of inter connecting trails. Quiet and easy. Would recommend!

This is a pretty easy hike except for some steps to climb.

mountain biking
muddy
rocky
2 months ago

Be sure to have your GPS going the whole time. Towards the end there are so many side trails and I got lost and had to backtrack several times.

Gorgeous trail and beach! The perfect hike for a nice day. Kid friendly.

Constant shade and beautiful scenery! The hike was wonderful, very little to no notice in the change of elevation. We did encounter many mountain bikers; however there was more than sufficient space for all of us to share the trail. The only down side to our hike was the amount of horse and dog poop left behind by negligent pet owners. Watch your steps!

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bridge out
over grown
5 months ago

dont waste your time! this trail was a total disappointment and I never saw any sign of a bridge. no trail markings, and each time we thought we found the trail again it would just end.

Nice walk near home. Lots of miles of trail available.

Great trails in good shape. Elevation changes weren’t too nuts so it was very runnable. Lots and lots of small offshoot trails, so having a picture of the map is important. Doesn’t hurt to track your route with MapMyRun or something similar too. I didn’t see anyone else during my 5.5 mile run, but once I got back to the parking lot, a few others emerged with their dogs.

on Mismash Loop

hiking
6 months ago

Great hiking trail in South Sound. Took our 6 yr. old and dog. Family was super happy after this nice 3 mile loop. Saw horses and Mtn. bikes, but all trail users were kind and friendly.

mountain biking
6 months ago

Great for beginners but not for anyone looking to go downhill or go fast

The eastern portion of the loop was fairly easy to follow, although the staircase at the point was closed due to “hazardous conditions.” The sign on the staircase advised to turn around and find an alternate route. The park rangers could have done better and placed signage earlier in the trail at one of the recommended alternative routes. There’s also a portion of this side of the loop along the waterfront that is thick with poison oak. It was mostly in a concentrated chunk, but be aware for kids and dogs. The western portion was easy to follow at parts, and then I couldn’t find the actual trail after a certain point. I’m not sure how much of it was meant to be along the road, although a good portion of it appeared to be so. Parts were hilly, but not terribly steep. There were a number of extra trails to explore.

hiking
over grown
7 months ago

mountain biking
7 months ago

great trails. walking, biking, jogging and horse back riding.

pros: *clean bathroom * some shaded trails in the woods * lot of parking for day use *picnic area * dog friendly and provided bags for pooh cons: * not a lot to see visited may 2019

nice trail. good and twisty. you can take PR1 or Mismash because it's the same.

a great walk after work.

I visited this trail yesterday. It’s very peaceful. Even if the trail lot has a few cars you probably won’t see anyone on your journey through. The trail wasn’t muddy or trashed like another reviewer stated. I saw two cigarette butts and one tissue on my 3.8 mile journey through. Definitely take a map in with you or just take a picture of the map at the trailhead and if you forget there is another map on the main trail. You’ll want to know where to turn to cut through and back. There was a lot of horse sh!t, but it didn’t phase me at all. The horses were in the parking lot when I came out.

Dog poop and toilet paper EVERYWHERE. On the trail, off the trail, fresh and old. Please, dog owners!!! Pick up after your dogs. And I’ve seen more used toilet paper and trash in the bushes here than I’ve ever seen in a forest. I’ve visited this place several times in the last couple years and I’m disappointed every time. This forest is “in town” compared to most forests, so I think most people who visit here are not serious hikers and don’t necessarily understand trail etiquette. A place like this needs a porta-potty. I usually don’t mind collecting a few pieces of trash while I’m hiking, but this place is a bio-hazard.

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