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John Nelson Trail

Puget Sound and Islands


Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area
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0.3 miles, roundtrip



5.00 out of 5


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Within walking distance of the Bainbridge Island ferry dock, this short loop hike follows Winslow Ravine. This trail is tucked in right next to the highway, but it is a serene little get-away. This loop runs through a corridor of public land that is bordered by private property so be sure to stay on the trail.


John Nelson Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.6304, -122.5146 Open map in new window


Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Recreation District

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Getting There

There is no parking at the trailhead so you will need to park somewhere in downtown Winslow and walk to the start of this trail, or consider walking on the ferry from downtown Seattle and walking to the trail from the Bainbridge Island ferry dock.

Travel north on the Sound to Olympics Trail, which parallels WA-305, for 0.5 mile, then turn right onto Vineyard Lane. Stay left at the fork to continue on Jon Nelson Lane. In a couple hundred feet you will see the beginning of the trail on your left.

Take Transit

Kitsap Transit routes 91, 333, and 390 stop at the intersection of WA-305 and Vineyard Lane, which is a few hundred feet from the start of the trail.

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