The Payoff: Views of the Puget Sound, Seattle, Olympics, and Mount Rainier (weather permitting)
Near: Bremerton, WA
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Elevation Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 1650 ft.
Distance: 5 miles
Drive: 1.5 hours
Permits: Discover Pass
Gas Money recommended ($15 recommended).
Be prepared with the 10 essentials: http://www.wta.org/hiking-info/basics/ten-essentials .
Disclaimer: We will be in the wilderness. Serious injury or death can occur. I am not a professional guide, nor medically trained. By attending this hike you are assuming responsibility for your own personal safety and I cannot be held responsible.
Green Mountain – Kitsap Peninsula – Gold Creek Trailhead Green Mountain State Forest is a 6,000-acre working forest located a few miles west of Bremerton. We will be hiking the Gold Creek trail heading to the Green Mountain Vista and then work our way back via the Plummer trail.
Green Mtn. State Forest System Map Link:
Driving Directions (starting from exit headed to Gig Harbor):
Take exit 132 for S 38th St - .2 mi
Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Washington 16 W/ Gig Harbor/Bremerton – 1.0 mi
Keep left to continue toward WA-16 W - .4 mi
Continue straight onto WA-16 W – 26.3 mi
Continue onto W Sam Christospherson Ave - .3 mi
Turn left onto W Belfair Valley Rd – 4.0 mi
Continue onto W Belfair Valley Rd – 1.6 mi
Continue onto NE Old Belfair Hwy - .6 mi
Turn right onto Bear Creek Dewatto Rd – 3.1 mi
Turn right onto Gold Creek Rd W - 2.3 mi
Destination will be on the right