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Fort Ward to Blakely Harbor

Puget Sound and Islands


Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area
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1.25 miles, one-way



3.00 out of 5


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This trail links Fort Ward Park to Blakely Harbor Park via a forested corridor. These two areas are great destinations, but this trail in-between is a beautiful journey on its own.

To experience the full spectrum of nature on this southern tip of Bainbridge Island, start out on the beach in Fort Ward Park and travel on this connector trail through the forest to pop out at Blakely Harbor, another part of this island’s coastline with a unique personality.

With so many trails tied together here, you can mix and match to make the perfect hike. Parking is available at both ends of the trail, but a restroom is only available at Fort Ward Park.


Fort Ward to Blakely Harbor

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.5840, -122.5252 Open map in new window


Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Recreation District

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Getting There

Driving Directions

For the Fort Ward trailhead:
Head straight from the Bainbridge Island ferry dock and take the first left onto Winslow Way. Then quickly take the first right onto Ericksen Ave. for 0.3 mile. Turn left onto Wyatt Way for 3.8 miles as it turns into Eagle Harbor Drive, Bucklin Hill Rd, and Blakely Ave. Next, turn right onto Country Club Road, then take the first right onto Fort Ward Hill Road for 0.8 mile before turning right into the signed park entrance. Ample parking, restrooms.

For the Blakely Harbor trailhead:
From the Bainbridge Island ferry dock head straight for 0.2 mile, then turn left onto Winslow Way. Take the first right onto Ericksen Ave NE, then take the first left onto Wyatt Way NE. After 1.1 miles this will curve to the left and become Eagle Harbor Drive. Stay on this for 2.8 miles as it becomes NE Bucklin Hill Road and then Blakely Ave. Turn right onto NE Country Club Road and then look for the parking area on the right after a few hundred feet. There is enough parking for about 5 cars. No restrooms.  

Take Transit

This trailhead is accessible by bus! Plan your visit by bus using TOTAGO, or consult the schedule for Kitsap Transit Routes 98 and 99, which stop at the intersection of Fort Ward Hill Road and Park View Drive NE, a 0.4 mile walk to the SE park entrance of Fort Ward Park.

Route 98 stops at the intersection of W Blakely Ave and NE Oddfellows Road, which is 0.8 mile from the Blakely Harbor trailhead.

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