If you're on a journey toward a happier, healthier you, going for a hike can help. The health benefits of hiking include reduced risk of heart disease and hypertension, improved ability to manage diabetes, weight loss, and more.
Sound good? Then it's about time you packed up your SUV and headed to one of the many hiking trails near you.
Ready to hit the trail near Silverdale, WA? Then you better keep reading for our top local hiking trails in Kitsap County!
Anderson Landing Trail
Anderson Landing is a single 1.3-mile trail near Silverdale, WA. If you like to hike through the forest, this is the trail for you. But if you're looking for some peace and quiet, search elsewhere because this trail is a local hot spot.
This hiking trail has it all, from gorgeous mountain views to scenic spots on Hood Canal. You can even bring Fido as long as you keep him on a leash. Perfect for the whole family, Anderson Landing Trail is rated moderate.
Clear Creek Trail
Clear Creek Trail is a 3.8-mile hiking trail off Silverdale Way. The majority of the main trail is paved, making it ideal for bikes and strollers, too. You'll also find information plaques describing the local flora and fauna along the way.
The only downside to Clear Creek is that half of the trail runs alongside a major highway. Considering that this trail is dog-friendly (it even has a dog park!) and rated easy, we still think it's a winner if you're looking for local hiking trails.
Gold Creek Trail
Gold Creek Trail is a 2.5-mile trail located on the Kitsap Peninsula. This scenic route winds through the lush Green Mountain State Forest and up 1000-feet to Green Mountain's summit. You'll get some photo-worthy views of the Hood Canal and Lake Tahuya white you're there.
If you're in the mood to camp, Gold Creek Trail is also home to some incredible campsites. Bring your dog (and his leash, of course) and spend the weekend hiking Gold Creek and the nearby Plummet and Davis Trails.
Davis Trail is a 4-mile roundtrip route that branches off from Gold Creek Trail. Like the Gold Creek Trail, Davis Trail will take you through the breathtaking Green Mountain State Forest. You may prefer this trail, though, if you'd rather hike the flats.
This trail isn't for the faint of heart since it's easy to get lost among the other trails and logging roads in the area. We recommend you bring a good map. And don't forget man's best friend — Davis Trail allows dogs as long as they're leashed.
The Trails at North Kitsap Heritage Park
North Kitsap Heritage Park sits a few miles northeast of Silverdale, WA. The park is perfect for a weekender since its network of trails will take you longer than a day to discover. In all, the trails offer a whopping 10 miles of hiking.
This spot is a favorite for families as the trails are easy enough for kids. Dogs are allowed as long as they're on a leash. Be on the lookout for bikers, though, because North Kitsap Heritage Park is a favorite mountain biking route.
The Walking Trails at Maple Hollow Park
A few miles south of Silverdale, WA, you'll find the astounding Maple Hollow Park. This Park offers two miles of forest and beach hiking. Plus, with three routes to choose from, you'll always have new paths to uncover.
The trails at Maple Hollow Park are rated easy, meaning they're perfect for bringing the whole family. Dogs are allowed as long as they're leashed.
The Hiking Trails at Stephenson Canyon
Stephenson Canyon sits one town over from Silverdale, WA. This outdoor area features over 1.5-miles of various hiking trails. Trails mostly wind beside a scenic creek and, if you search for it, you can even see a small waterfall.
The main trail is kid- and dog-friendly. However, if you plan to wander off of the beaten path, it's recommended that only children aged 10+ come along.
The Trails at Newberry Hill Heritage Park
Newberry Hill Heritage Park is nestled a few miles west of Silverdale, WA. We saved the best for last with this park's trails — there are over 13-miles of ground to cover!
These trails truly have it all and make sure to take the Foot Traffic Only trail. This trail leads to the park's wetland preserve. Kids and dogs are welcome at Newberry Hill Heritage Park, but be sure to keep an eye out for the local wildlife.
The Trails at Guillemot Cove
Guillemot Cove Nature Reserve in Kitsap County is only a few miles west of Silverdale. The trip is worth it to see the famed Stump House and get a glimpse of breathtaking views of the Olympics. The Nature Reserve covers 184 acres and offers at least 2.5 miles of hiking trails.
See mountains, rivers, and coastal waters at Guillemot Cove itself. This park is great for kids. But leave your pup at home because it's no-dogs-allowed at this Nature Reserve.
Stop By Granite Vapor in Silverdale, WA After Your Hike
The hiking trails in and around Silverdale, Washington are a must-see for any bucket list. But these nine are the cream of the crop if you're looking for a place to exercise alongside awe-inspiring views.
Are you planning a visit to one of these Kitsap County hiking hot spots? Don't forget to stop by Silverdale's favorite vape shop before you head home. Get in touch with us for directions to Granite Vapor right now!