Bainbridge Island Beaches & Interior


Day Hike - Grand Forest-Fairy Dell Trail

Explore the most scenic parts of Bainbridge Island, hiking through the beautiful Grand Forest Natural Area and ending on the Fairy Dell trail hike to a secluded beach on Puget Sound, with lunch at a hilltop viewpoint.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 200 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

Meet at 9 AM in the main parking lot in the center east side of Battle Point Park, reached from the north via the Kingston Ferry, from seattle via the Bainbridge Island Ferry and from Tacoma via SR 16, SR 3, SR 305 right at Koura Road, left at Miller Road NE, right at Arrow Point Dr NE and left at the park entrance.  No parking pass is required.   

This hike starts at Battle Point Park, which is a former Navy Base, and travels through Grand Forest West and East, ending on the Fairy Dell Trail to a Puget Sound Beach.  Most of the hike is under a forest canopy.  Our lunch stop is at a hilltop picnic table with a view of Puget Sound.  Nice restrooms are located both there and near the meeting place in Battle Point Park.

Following the hike, there will be an optional refreshmentop in the former Winslow.



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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