Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails

Managed By

Kitsap County
in partnership with North Kitsap Trails Association

Trail Overview

The Kitsap Peninsula includes 371 miles of coastline on the Puget Sound in Washington State and some of the most spectacular marine environments on the planet.  The Kitsap Peninsula is a destination for paddlers from around the globe because of its unique marine environments, the natural scenic beauty of the mountains and sound, migrating marine mammal populations, and ports and towns steeped in tradition.

Trail Length:

371 miles

Trail Location

Puget Sound, Washington State

Open Dates

Year Round (10/01 to 12/31)

Hours of Operation

Open 24 hours

Trail Mission Statement

The mission of the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails is to provide a network of launch and landing sites that allows people in human-powered boats, and beach-able sail craft to enjoy the historic, scenic, and environmental richness of the Puget Sound’s Kitsap Peninsula through single and multi-day trips.  These sites are maintained through partnerships with agencies that own the trail sites; additional trail maintenance is provided by paddling clubs, community organizations, and Washington Water Trails Association.

Uses and Activities

  • Boating, motorized
  • Boating, nonmotorized: Canoeing
  • Boating, nonmotorized: Kayaking
  • Boating, nonmotorized: Rafting
  • Boating, nonmotorized: Sailing
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Heritage and History
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Observation

Water Trail & Surrounding Surfaces

More Information

Visit the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails website.

Best Management Practices

This information was last updated on 2/18/2015 at 11:39 AM