Bainbridge Island Beaches & Interior


Day Hike - Bloedel Reserve

Enjoy early spring flowers and trees at Bloedel Reserve, followed by an easy day hike to Gazzum Lake, both on Bainbridge Island.

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  • Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.5 mi
  • Pace: 2 mph

 Meet at Bloedel Reserve gate at 10:00 AM. 

For hikers travelling through Poulsbo, please meet at 9:30 AM at the Kitsap Transit Park and Ride near Highway 305 and Viking Way (past Sonic, and gas station).

For folks taking the Edmonds  or Seattle ferries, we will try to accomodate walk-ons. 

While these are considered easy and maintained routes,  we will be outside for most of the day.  Please be prepared for all conditions, bring the 10 essentials, and trekking poles (if you have them).  And since spring is arriving, feel free to bring cameras, binocs, guidebooks/id charts, or sketch pads.  

In the event of inclement weather, routes may be substituted or modified.  A section of the Gazzum Lake trail (to the beach) has some steep steps and tree roots.


For more information on Bloedel Reserve, please visit: 

Leaders have free/discounted passes for admission.  Free to Full cost $12-17 pp.

For more information on Gazzum Lake, please visit: 

No passes are required at the trailhead... 


Bainbridge Island Beaches & Interior

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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