Trail Running Information

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Trail Running Committee Meetings:
Contact Trail Running Chairman for location and time.

Trail Running Activity Signup PDF Print E-mail

Members and Guests: How to find scheduled activities and sign up online.

Click the following link to view the currently scheduled Kitsap Mountaineers trail running activities.  Guests may register to attend up to two Mountaineers activities at no charge to introduce you to what we have to offer.

Search Kitsap Mountaineers Trail Running Activities

To register for an activity, first log in to the Mountaineers site and then select the activity.  On the activity page start the registration process for that activity by clicking the Register button.

Local Trail Maps and Trail Running Series PDF Print E-mail

Roots Rock Trail Running Series

Map of the trails at North Kitsap Heritage Park:

Link to site for Newberry Hill Heritage Park right near Silverdale:

Map of the trails at Green Mountain - southwest of Silverdale.  There are two mountains here with just over 1000ft of elevation gain.

Kitsap is close to the Olympic Mountains where there are numerous trails.  A great book is Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula by Craig Romano.

Just east of Seattle are three peaks called Tiger Mountain, Cougar Mountain and Squak Mountain.

Carpooling, Cross Sound Transportation & The Meeting Places PDF Print E-mail

Northern Olympic Peninsula trail runs initially meet at the Park-n-Ride at the Poulsbo Church of the Nazarene, 22097 Viking Way NW, Poulsbo, WA. It is on Viking Way, north of Hwy 305, adjacent to the Washington State Patrol office (talk about secure parking!)
Southern Olympic Peninsula hikes meet at the Bremerton National Airport.
Port Townsend members anticipate meeting at Fat Smitty's in Discovery Bay.
Kitsap recommends taking the Kingston Ferry when coming from the mainland.

For driver/passenger planning purposes, the one way distance from Poulsbo Church of the Nazarene to: Heart of the Hills Ranger Station, Heather Park, and Lake Angles trailheads is 63 miles. Hurricane Ridge Parking Lot is 75 miles. Camp Handy Trailhead is 59 miles. Tubal Cain Trailhead is 61 miles. Silver Lakes Trailhead is 62 miles.

Trail Runner Responsibility PDF Print E-mail

Any person who participates in a trail run with the Kitsap Mountaineers is expected to assume and fulfill the following responsibilities.

Required equipment: 10 essentials, adequate clothing and adequate foot wear.

The trail runner should:
1. Be adequately prepared for the trail run. This includes having the above required equipment that is appropriate for the weather and the location.
2. Be in physical condition adequate for the trail run.
3. Be a responsible group member and abide by the decisions of the leader or consensus of the group.
4. Be a responsible carpooler by being prepared to pay 5-8 cents per mile to the driver.
5. Follow correct procedures for trip registration, canceling and wait-listing.
6. Have a signed waiver before proceeding on a trail run.

As a courtesy to those new to The Mountaineers we offer the following:
1. Trip leaders know the route and oversee the group. Leaders, in conjunction with a MOFA leader when present, are also responsible for managing the smooth exit of the group in the unlikely event of an emergency.
2. Runners are expected to behave in a safe and responsible manner and be adequately prepared for the trip. Those who are not adequately equipped for the trip may, at the leader's discretion, be sent home for the sake of safety. So please, don't forget your 10 essentials.
3. Each guest runner must have a signed waiver on file. Waivers may be filed electronically during online registration or filed by email to the trail run leader before the trip.
4. Often, a post trip gathering will be planned at a convenient restaurant.

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