Forest to Sky Trail

Posted by on April 8, 2011 at 3:52 pm

boardwalk along Forest to Sky Trail

A recent addition to the Bainbridge Island Park District, this .9-mile wooded trail connects the Grand Forest trail network off of Miller Road with popular Battle Point Park, which features a 1.5-mile loop path around ball fields, a play park, tennis courts, an observatory, and a large duck pond. Built in 2007 to enhance connectivity within the park system, the Forest to Sky Trail offers the opportunity to tailor your walk to different lengths and environments by hooking up with adjoining parks. This shady and at times hilly hike includes a 100-foot boardwalk that crosses a wetland populated with giant skunk cabbage. Some younger members of the Island say there are friendly fairies in these woods and quarrelsome goblins under the boardwalk. Although it is new to the park system, The Forest to Sky Trail has become a popular walk for locals, as well as visitors to both the Grand Forest and Battle Point Park.

forest to sky trailheaad from Battle Point ParkTrailheads: across Miller Road from the Grand Forest West Trailhead; a short trek from the southeast corner of Battle Point Park (through the fence). Turn right out of the trail to find Battle Point Park.


Photos by Julie Hall, 2011.

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3 Responses to “Forest to Sky Trail”


  1. [...] Forest to Sky Trail: On my many hikes and bikes through this trail, I have mostly seen dogs off-leash rather than on, and people seem to expect this. However, there are always exceptions, so we have our leashes ready to avoid bothering nondog people or nervous or aggressive dogs who must be leashed. [...]

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  3. [...] The Forest to Sky trail, starting out in Battle Point Park, is a great one, along with the loops in the Grand Forest and the trails from Fort Ward to Port Blakely. If you have not seen the Island Guide to Walking, Cycling and Paddling, you must check it out and bookmark it on your computer. It is currently out of print. [...]

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