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John Nelson Trail

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area
47.6304, -122.5146 Map & Directions
0.4 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
22 feet
Highest Point
200 feet
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  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids

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Within walking distance of the Bainbridge Island ferry dock, this short loop hike follows Winslow Ravine. Continue reading

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Hiking John Nelson Trail

Within walking distance of the Bainbridge Island ferry dock, this short loop hike follows Winslow Ravine. This trail is tucked in right next to the highway, but it is a serene little get-away. This loop runs through a corridor of public land that is bordered by private property so be sure to stay on the trail.

John Nelson Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.6304, -122.5146 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

driving directions

There is no parking at the trailhead so you will need to park somewhere in downtown Winslow and walk to the start of this trail, or consider walking on the ferry from downtown Seattle and walking to the trail from the Bainbridge Island ferry dock.

Travel north on the Sound to Olympics Trail, which parallels WA-305, for 0.5 mile, then turn right onto Vineyard Lane. Stay left at the fork to continue on Jon Nelson Lane. In a couple hundred feet you will see the beginning of the trail on your left.

Take Transit

This trailhead is accessible by bus! Plan your visit by bus using TOTAGO, or consult the schedule for Kitsap Transit routes 333 or 390.

Stop at the intersection of WA-305 and Vineyard Lane, which is a few hundred feet from the start of the trail.

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Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Recreation District

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