Fort Ward to Blakely Harbor Trail

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Location:Fort Ward Park, Blakely Harbor Park
Length:1.25 miles
Activities:Hiking, Biking, Horses
Other:Dog Friendly
Trailhead Amenities:Parking

The Fort Ward-to-Blakely Harbor Trail creates an important link between the two largest parks on the southern end of Bainbridge Island, Fort Ward Park and Blakely Harbor Park.  The trail provides a pleasant meandering walk through a thick forest of Douglas Fir and Big Leaf Maple trees and wetland areas.

Other trails nearby include the Fort Ward Trail System, accessed from the same parking lot off Fort Ward Hill Road NE, and the Blakely Harbor and Blakely Cemetery Trails, both accessed from roadside parking on Blakely Avenue NE.

As its name suggests, the Fort Ward-to-Blakely Harbor Trail links Fort Ward Park to Blakely Harbor Park and can be accessed from either end.  From Fort Ward Park, the trail can be accessed from the Fort Ward Trail approximately 0.1 miles north of the Fort Ward Park parking lot off Fort Ward Hill Road NE.  This parking lot has sufficient parking, a restroom, and trash facilities.  The trail can also be accessed at Blakely Harbor Park from a trailhead parking lot on NE Country Club Road.  At this parking lot, there are 5 parking spaces and no restroom or trash facilities.