Green Mountain: Wildcat Trail

On the Kitsap Peninsula, this is a 9.0 mile day hike with 1,000 feet of elevation gain. This rocky trail goes from the Wildcat Trailhead through forests and meadows up to Green Mountain with views of Seattle and the Olympics.

on the trail

Hike to the summit of Green Mountain, the second highest point on the Kitsap Peninsula, on the Wildcat Trail staring from NW Holly Road. It can be an out-and-back or include a loop with the Beaver Pond Trail.



  • Permits are required in this area for all fee-based (course-related) activities, regardless of group size, and all free activities involving 25 or more people.  Leaders may list trips at this route/place with the understanding that they need to verify that a permit has been obtained before running the trip (if required as outlined above). Permit applications are submitted to WA Department of Natural Resources annually in December. Please contact with any additional questions. More details about permitting on WA DNR land as it applies to Mountaineers trips, as well as our current year Land Use License, can be found here.
  • If you are hiking the entire trail as a day hike, please keep your party's size to 12.  If you're using the area for a field trip, you can take up to 30 but please do break into a few smaller groups.
  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
  • Length: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft
  • 1,639 ft
  • USGS Holly
  • USGS Wildcat Lake
  • WA DNR Green Mountain State Forest
  • see Notes
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