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


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.


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


  •  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
Banner Road SE and SE Overra Road, Port Orchard, WA 98367
  • see Land Manager
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