Members and Guests: How to find scheduled activities and sign up online.
Look below on this page for the list of currently scheduled Kitsap Mountaineers hikes. Guests may register to attend up to two Kitsap Mountaineers hikes at no charge to introduce you to what we have to offer. Both guests and members may view the complete list of currently scheduled Kitsap Mountaineers activities by clicking on the following link. Those who have not completed Mountaineers scrambling, climbing, kayaking or snowshoe courses or equivalency may not register for those activities, for safety reasons. Guest and member online registration for our activities can be completed by following the instructions once you click on the Search Kitsap Mountaineers Activities link:
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Following are the Kitsap Branch scheduled hikes. Sign up for these hikes usually opens 2 to 3 weeks before the hike, so you may need to wait to sign up for some of the following hikes. Not all of these hikes are listed yet on mountaineers.org. Use the Search Kitsap Branch Activities link above to see if the hike is listed on mountaineers.org and whether it is open yet for sign up. Please sign up using the Search Kitsap Branch Activities link above.
May. 5, Sun. Dry Creek Trail (Cushman area) (M). 8.5 miles, 800ft elevation. Mt Tebo (USGS), Mt Tebo-199(GT). Starting on the National Park side of the lake, this route crosses the causeway to the west side of the lake, and along the lakeside to Dry Creek. From there, it slowly winds uphill under steep cliffs with cascading creeks that promise to shower the inattentive hiker. The trail then eases off to cross several creeks and ends up at Dry Creek. If you are coming across the Sound from the Seattle side, and want to walk on the Edmonds/Kingston ferry, I can meet you at the Kingston Ferry when it lands. I have room for up to 3 passengers. Contact me in advance to make arrangements. Otherwise we'll meet up with the rest of the group at the Bremerton Airport and carpool to the trailhead. Meet at Bremerton Airport, 9:00am. Leader Sue Labrie,
, (206) 437-5675.
May. 11, Sat. Kloshe Nanitch (Lookout). 7 miles, 2700ft gain (M). Maps: USGS Snider Ridge. Hike up to the lookout with views of Lake Crescent and the Sol Duc river. Permit: National Park Pass. Meet at 7:00AM at the Poulsbo Church of the Nazarene park and ride. Leader: Mark Thibault,
May. 12, Sun. Upper Dungeness to Camp Handy/833.2 (E). 6.7 miles, 650ft elevation. Tyler Peak (USGS), Tyler Peak-136(GT). An easy walk through old growth forest along the Dungeness River to a backpackers campground with an Olympic National Park Shelter in a sunny sub-alpine meadow. If you are coming across the Sound from the Seattle side and want to walk on the Edmonds/Kingston ferry, I can pick you up on the Kingston side when the ferry lands. I have room for up to 3 passengers. Please contact me in advance to make arrangements. We will then meet up with the rest of the group at the Church of the Nazarene in Poulsbo and carpool to the trailhead. Meet at Poulsbo Church of the Nazarene, 9:00AM. Leader Sue Labrie,
, (206) 437-5675.
May. 17, Fri. Green Mountain Hike/Gold Creek Trail. 5 miles, 1010ft gain (E/M). Maps: USGS Wildcat Lake. HARK activity. Hiking and Active Recreation for Kids- families welcome. Green Mountain is second highest point on the Kitsap Peninsula. Trail head is close to Lake Tahuya. We will go at a pace the group dictates and we'll have lunch at the top. About 4 hours round trip. Meet at 9:00AM at the Bremerton airport. Leader: John Krawczyk, (253) 509-0885.
May 26, Sun. Duckabush River to Five Mile Camp (M/S). 10.5 miles, 1800 ft. elevation. The Brothers (USGS). A climb over “Little Hump” and a walk through second-growth timber from the 1920’s and ‘30s leads you to “Big Hump” where the old growth starts. After Big Hump, the trail becomes steeper with loose rock tread. Plan is to drop on down to the the river (if snow permits). Slow/leisurely pace. Northwest Forest Pass required. Optional stop for dinner at the Halfway House in Brinnon on the way home. Meet at Poulsbo Church of the Nazarene, 9:00 AM. Leader: Dianne Moore,
Jun. 22, Sat. Big Creek Loop #827 - Lake Cushman area. 6.5 miles, 1500ft gain (E+). Maps: Mt Skokomish - Lake Cushman (CC). Loop trail out of Big Creek campground, Lake Cushman area. Hike exploits part of long abandoned logging road, crosses many bubbling, or roaring creeks, and wanders throught old and second growth forest. Meet at 8:00AM at the Bremerton airport. We will be adding 2 miles round trip and a few hundred feet more elevation gain to arrive at a viewpoint overlooking Lake Cushman. Total trip 6.5 miles, approx. 1500 feet gain. Leader: Christine Grenier, (360) 536-1640.