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Address: Bainbridge Island, WA

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A Wonderful Oceanside Walk

We visited on a weekend morning with friends who live on Bainbridge Island. We parked at the main lot, and walked the entire path and road until we got to Toe Jam Hill, turning... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We visited on a weekend morning with friends who live on Bainbridge Island. We parked at the main lot, and walked the entire path and road until we got to Toe Jam Hill, turning around and returning to the parking lot about 3.8 miles total. The views of the ocean and the woods are incredible. Looking at the houses along... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were visiting friends who live on Bainbridge Island (lucky them!), and this morning we took the walk from the lower parking area to Toe Jam Hill, not quite 4 miles roundtrip. My friends explained the history of Fort Ward as we strolled in brilliant sunhine, with the water perfectly calm. It must have been a great place to be... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

First time here: Great paved walking trail along the shore overlooking Rich Passage. Each walk, no hills unless you take an adjoining trail uphill. There are a few parking spots outside the park and more inside. Free boat launch and restrooms. This is a great walk, easy bike ride and there are some historic Fort Ward buildings and ammo bunker.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is a former fort for WW2 I believe and it low key and great for walking and getting close to the water with vey few people to disturb you. I has parking on both ends and delicious blackberries to pick.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

You can walk/ride a flat paved road through the park that adjoins the blue waters of the Rich's Passage (sit in the sand) and the old army Fort Ward (visit the old bunkers). Easy to walk, or take the uphill trail (beautiful birds and trees) for more scenery and exercise. Good parking, bathrooms, bring your own snacks. Dogs on leash... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Spectacular views of the sound, and nice flat trails for a senior and kids alike to walk on. There are no facilities inside the park other than "port-a-potties" which is too bad, but it does not differ frpom a lot of [parks in that regard.

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The family and friends decided to take a day trip. We spent few hours here walking the trails and hanging out at the beach areas. My kid loved playing near the beach throwing rocks and running around. Beautiful scenery.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Fort Ward is the site of a former military installation on Rich Passage on the south side of Bainbridge Island. It is now a combination of park on the water and a housing development on the top of the hill where the parade grounds were located. some of the old brick buildings are converted into other uses and officer's homes... More 

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Port Orchard, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Plenty to see, great hiking and the restrooms are decent. Bring the family for a good time. You can eat local.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This park has a main walking path, wonderful trails and a gorgeous view of the sound. There are historical sites located in the park and convenient restrooms.

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Address: Bainbridge Island, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bainbridge Island

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