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North Kitsap Trails Association

OPG Port Gamble Trails are closed due to fire danger.

Dedicated NKTA members, volunteers, grants, donations and funds from local events have helped NKTA make progress towards its goal "To unite North Kitsap County with a regional trail system of land and water trails". Here's some good news:

  • Kitsap County adopted NKTA's NK String of Pearls Trail Plan (2011)
  • Kitsap County is studying the STO route between Miller Bay and Port Gamble Roads
  • A NKTA led coalition created a Conceptual Site Plan for the Port Gamble trails, which provided a foundation for the County’s three 2014 grant applications, with a goal to acquire land for the STO trail corridor and a mountain bike Ride Park in Port Gamble.
  • Bainbridge Island obtained grants for STO trail to High School Road.
  • The Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail was recognized as a National Water Trail!
  • Kitsap County acquired 534 acres and 1.5 miles of Port Gamble shoreline. By the end of 2014 the County expects to acquire the 366 acre NK Heritage Park expansion and GPC hopes acquire180 acres across from NK Heritage Park.

NKTA continues to promote land and water trails, trail events, advocate for safer bike facilities and the Sound to Olympics Trail. Our highest priority, after the STO trail corridor is acquired, is to work with the Kitsap Forest and Bay Project to conserve forest lands and miles of trails near Port Gamble. However, even if all three 2014 County grant applications are successful, about 3/4 of the Port Gamble trails and land are still unprotected. To promote the preservation of more land and trails at Port Gamble, the NKTA board supports the idea of an additional timber harvest rotation (and replanting a mix of native species), to decrease land acquisition costs.

North Kitsap's citizens care deeply about trails. The challenge is that trails cannot exist without public access to open space. Join us and help save the land and trails so future generations will have the opportunity to enjoy what we treasure. This is a once-in-forever opportunity.

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5/27/2015 - North Kitsap Trail Study -A public meeting for the NK Trail Feasibility Study is scheduled...

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5/12/2015 - Save Grovers Creek Preserve -- Please Help Add another Pearl! -On May 12th the Great...

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5/4/2015 - Update on Port Gamble Trail Closures
for Timber Thinning - There's a new...

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5/27/2015- State honors Park Volunteers for environmental stewardship! -  Kitsap County's Heritage...

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5/27/2015- Thanks to all that donated to NKTA via Great Give! -  Thanks to our generous donors during...

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3/13/2015- Do you know what NKTA accomplished in 2014? -  Here's what your membership dollars, donations...

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Note: the Kitsap Sun requires a membership for full article access.08/14/13: County's Water Trail Hopes to make a National Splash - Kitsap Sun - 08/10/13: Timber to trails: Port Gamble has become outdoor paradise - Kitsap Sun - 08/08/13: Kitsap's Waters Beckon - North Kitsap Herald - 

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Upcoming Events

Sat Jul 11 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
NKHP Second Saturday
Sun Jul 26 @ 7:00AM - 04:00PM
Tour de Kitsap
Sun Aug 02 @ 8:30AM -
Roots Rock Trail Run
Sat Aug 08 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
NKHP Second Saturday
Sat Aug 22 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Kingston Trails Maintenance

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