Bainbridge Island Beaches & Interior


Urban Adventure - Bainbridge Island Beaches & Interior

This new hike for the Island Hike Series will take us to the outstanding gardens and forests of Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, with additional walks to the shoreline on Agate Pass and along the Waterfront Trail in Winslow.

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  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 130 ft

Meet inside the Seattle Ferry Terminal at 8:30 a.m. This will allow time to buy tickets and board the Bainbridge Island ferry departing at 8:45. ORCA cards may be used for fares.

This latest Bainbridge Island hike is part of the Island Hikes Series led by Kathy Biever (206-283-9047, and Julie Miller (206-283-1406, This is a car-free hike, thanks to the ferry and excellent transit service on Bainbridge.  After arriving on Bainbridge Island, we will take a bus from the ferry terminal to the entrance of Bloedel Reserve. Bus fare may be paid by ORCA card or with exact cash ($2 each way). 

Bloedel Reserve has an admission fee of $10 (senior) or $15 (adult). This extraordinary public garden has about 2 miles of trails, which we'll follow to enjoy meadows, marshes, forests, a Japanese Garden, and more. We'll also take time to explore the surrounding area outside the park with a stop at a beach access viewpoint along Agate Pass. Please bring a packed lunch to enjoy on the beach.

Later, returning to Winslow by bus, we'll continue our exploration of the area by walking on the wonderful Waterfront Trail in Winslow, ending up at the excellent Blackbird Bakery before heading back to the ferry. Total distance for the day is about 7 miles on mostly level trails and country roads.


Bainbridge Island Beaches & Interior

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Water, snacks, lunch, appropriate outerwear and sturdy shoes.

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