Banner Forest

Enjoy easy hikes of 2-10 miles and minimal elevation gain through young forest with wildlife, moss, ferns, and mushrooms. The Banner Forest Heritage Park is a 645-acre, multi-use park with 29 miles of trails and options for hiking, trail running, mountain biking, and horse-riding. It is family-friendly and dog-friendly.

 getting there

driving

From Port Orchard, drive SR-160 for 4.8 miles, turn right onto Banner Road SE, and continue 1.1 miles to the trailhead.

From the Southworth Ferry, drive SR-160 west for  2.5 miles, turn left onto Banner Road SE, and continue 1.1 miles to the trailhead,

Parking: Parking at the trailhead on Banner Road can fill up early. Shoulder parking is located at the secondary trailhead on SE Ollala Valley Road. Carpooling is strongly recommended.

transit

Kitsap Transit #85 (Mullenix Express) will make a stop at the trailhead if requested.

notes

  •  For wildlife viewing, there is potential to spot bear, deer, songbirds, owls, and woodpeckers.
  • Dogs on a leash are allowed.   
  • There are no restroom facilities at the trailhead.
  • Download a trail map from the Kitsap County Parks website.
  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
  • Length: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft
  • 430 ft
  • Land Manager: Kitsap County Parks
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
Map
Banner Road SE and SE Overra Road, Port Orchard, WA 98367
  • see Land Manager
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Stewardship - Banner Forest

Stewardship Trip
Hike thru Banner Forest removing invasive holly
Difficulty: Easy
Sun, Oct 9, 2022
No Prerequisites
1 participant
Registration closes Oct 7
Kitsap Branch
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