We had so much fun on our previous Island Adventure we must try another one. We will have to take cars across for this though so car pooling is advised. We can figure this out depending where you are coming from.
Let's hike Vashon Island's Island Center Forest and then explore the town and see what it has to offer. If anybody knows Vashon and has suggestions let us know.
ISLAND CENTER FOREST
Located in the center of Vashon Island, Island Center Forest is a 363-acre working forest and nature preserve that is managed to demonstrate sustainable forest management while protecting and restoring the health of the site's habitat. The property is owned and managed by King County Parks in collaboration with community partners who make up the Friends of Island Center Forest, a diverse group that includes the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust, Vashon Forest Stewards, Vashon–Maury Island Audubon, equestrians, and outdoor enthusiasts, among many other community members.
Island Center Forest features various forest stands, the Mukai Pond and Meadowlake wetlands, and meadows and forms the headwaters of Judd Creek. Island Center Forest provides habitat for a variety of wildlife, including more than 70 bird species.
There are more than nine miles of trails that are used by hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers. The wetlands are popular for bird watching and wildlife photography.
Dogs allowed on leash.
Please read some of the articles linked here:
Hiking, equestrians, mountain biking, nature observation
Access:There is a parking lot and trailhead off of SW Cemetery Rd on 115th Ave SW. Parking is very limited on 115th Ave SW off of SW Bank Rd. You can access the trails just north of the transfer station on Westside Highway. Parking for horse trailers can be found at SW 188th St and 107th Ave SW.