Guillemot Cove Nature Reserve

Silverdale, Washington

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One of the most beautiful spots on the Kitsap Peninsula, this county nature preserve protects almost 200 acres of stunning beach and stately forest on Hood Canal. Hike to a secluded cove teeming with seabirds and stare out at The Brothers, looming high above and directly across the canal. Explore groves of giant maples and showy rhododendrons, tunnels of evergreen huckleberry, and an old and intriguing stump house. On good tread, follow the Main Access Trail into a pleasant mature forest crowded with thick rows of evergreen huckleberry and rhododendrons. Bear right at two junctions with side trails; these lead short distances to the gated access road (an alternative route for your return hike). The trail you are on becomes the Sawmill Trail and continues a descent, soon passing through a beautiful flat of alders garnished with bouquets of ferns.
Urban Trails Kitsap

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Urban Trails Kitsap

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

One of the most beautiful spots on the Kitsap Peninsula, this county nature preserve protects almost 200 acres of stunning beach and stately forest on Hood Canal. Hike to a secluded cove teeming with seabirds and stare out at The Brothers, looming high above and directly across the canal. Explore groves of giant maples and showy rhododendrons, tunnels of evergreen huckleberry, and an old and intriguing stump house.

On good tread, follow the Main Access Trail into a pleasant mature forest crowded with thick rows of evergreen huckleberry and rhododendrons. Bear right at two junctions with side trails; these lead short distances to the gated access road (an alternative route for your return hike). The trail you are on becomes the Sawmill Trail and continues a descent, soon passing through a beautiful flat of alders garnished with bouquets of ferns.

© 2016 Craig Romano /The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Silverdale
Distance: 4.0
Elevation Gain: 350 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4-5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Kitsap County Parks, www.kitsapgov.com/parks/Parks/Pages/regionalparks/guillemot_cove_county_park.htm
Local Maps: Kitsap County Parks, www.kitsapgov.com/parks/Parks/Pages/regionalparks/guillemot_cove_county_park.htm
Topo Map: Guillemot Cove Nature Reserve Topographic Map
Guide Book: Urban Trails Kitsap Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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