Wildcat Trail (Green Mountain) - TRAIL

Wildcat Trail (Green Mountain) - Trail, Bremerton, Washington

steep climb up to a great vista (great view of seattle)then come screaming down. Try to go on a weekday to stay away from horses/motorcycles/hikers. Very well maintained, lots of fun lots of pushing the bike up the hills!

User Reviews (18)

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Buzz   Weekend Warrior [Jul 02, 2011]

Great trail. I'm a recent military transplant to Kitsap and was stoked to find this trail: on par with Three Rivers, CA and Power Line in Tahoe, with a down hill that's as fun--without the fear of death--that Downieville offer. It is about 4.5 miles up with some short relatively steep sections--some steps, some rock gardens, some loose rock--that are pretty varsity to stay mounted on, but foretell a great downhill run coming. There are good runs along the way to get the pulse back down to 140 bpm...but this is no XC. Follow the well marked trail, crossing the fire road several times, to the vista for great views of Seattle, Mount Rainier, and the Olympics. Then lower the seat, loosen up the shocks and enjoy the run back down. 1.0 hour up for my intermediate ability; 30 down for my conservatively-minded run down.
You'll see a few walkers and cyclist (maybe a horse rider) on this two-way trail, so a little heads up. Motor bikes are allowed, but I have yet to see any.

Customer Service

Follow signs for Wildcat Trail, then Vista, then back track. You need a WA state "Discovery Pass" for trail head parking (can get it at any hunting/sporting goods store). Lock the car at Wildcat Lake trail head: there is apparently a history of break-ins.

Similar Products Used: Banner Forest: shorter rides; can be wet; mostly XC with some dipsies and very short rides. Lot of fun.
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4
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4
Speedmax   Weekend Warrior [Jul 25, 2007]

Started at the Wildcat Trailhead and the first section wasn't that difficult. After the first fire road crossing, the climbs get harder and harder. There are a few flat and downhill sections that rock on the way up but not too many. There is a real gnarly downhill section just after the campground that screamed through some awesome rock gardens. I would say for my first time out here that I was about 60% walking and 40% riding. The vista at the top was disappointing in that I was expecting great views but. Took the fire road back and all I can say is the faster I went, the better it was. I'll be back to this one for sure.

Similar Products Used: Banner Forrest
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4
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5
Sy Coman   [Oct 22, 1998]

I ride this trail about once every 2 weeks. It is a good trail, well maintained enough. There are a few different routes you can take, the vista is breathtaking if it is clear. Makes great pictures. Not very crowded even on weekends. Fire road main road and good single track. Has some good technical up hills on and lots of it on downhill. Not enough to ride like a trials rider though. Very steep, but a good first ride, just take it slow. As your skill level increases, go faster and try new things. you won't get bored. About 10 miles for each common route. Good local trail.

Customer Service

Wildcat-beaver pond-wildcat
main road-wildcat
main road-beaver pond
or anything else

Similar Products Used: Tahuya state park.
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5
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Dino Rick   [Nov 19, 1998]

You go up and then you come down...some very technical singletrack in both directions. It's a lot of effort getting to the TOP, but well worth it on the routes back down! If you know the area; you can ride for days. STM has a 4 day Memorial Weekend campout there every year...it's a BLAST!

Customer Service

Browse Single Track Mind Cycling Club @ http://members.aol.com/STMClub/stmclub.html and join them for a guided ride.

Similar Products Used: Tahuya State Forest, Belfair.
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5
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Ken Austin   [Dec 13, 1998]

Good for a quick out and Back or playing all day on various combinations of routes. Good singletrack and fire road used also by horses, hikers, and motor cycles. Trail is great early morning, especially when it rains (will almost always have the trail to yourself in these conditions). If it clear the waterbars make for good air.

Customer Service

Highway 3 to Newberry Hill RD (west) Left at Seabeck Highway, Right on Seabeck-Holly Rd, Wildcat Trailhead is on the left Past Wildcat Lake

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4
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David   [Apr 20, 1999]

it takes around an hour and a half to do the climb to the vista from gold creek, the descent to the campground on wildcat, around beaver pond up to goldcreek and back down to the trailhead. IT's very technical, difficult and loads of fun, the best penninsula training area.

Customer Service

Do all three! (Wildcat, Beaver Pond, and gold Creek.)

Similar Products Used: Tahuya State forest- Banner Forest NWR (olalla).- and if your in Gig Harbor , we don't have very good trails but there are some short single tracks around the womens prison on bujacich, and at Ford drive and 32nd street (near fox island), and also a 20 minute loop by the airport in gig harbor, ( across the street. stone drive)
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5
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Home Brew   [Jul 24, 1999]

This trail is perfect for all of you California transplants. WHO CARES ABOUT THE VIEW OF SEATTLE!? Your a wanna-be from FRISCO or L.A., and your folks probably deposited you in the northwest when they were in the military two decades ago!

WAZZU

Customer Service

Same

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2
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Mike Friedel   [Aug 06, 1999]

Wildcat trail is cool with its varied terrain (and some good jumps coming down) but make sure you check out Beaver Pond and Goldcreek. Beaver Pond has some very fast, smooth sections of singletrack and Gold Creek has some very tough technical sections, especially when wet. Both are tons of fun. Look out for hikers,horses on Goldcreek.

Customer Service

The logging that was happening earlier in the Spring is finished. All trails are open.

Similar Products Used: Gold Creek in Sequim is awesome. Make sure you have new brake pads because this trail has hours of downhill singletrack.
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4
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trailrat   [Apr 09, 2000]

This is a hidden Kitsap treasure. Some good hard technical climbing and a sweeeeet descent back to parking lot. Wildcat has some of the best berms and jumps of any trail I've rode. Some killer rock gardens and drops. Anyone within 60 miles should ride this just for the views of Puget Sound, including Seattle, and Hood Canal with the Olympics as a backdrop. The view is great and the single track is the icing on the cake. Ride it you won't be disappointed.

Customer Service

Go up Wildcat from parking lot. If climb is too hard go right at campground on road. Take road to top, you have to go top for the view, then come down Wildcat or Beaver Pond trails.

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5
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Transplanted   [Jun 07, 2000]

With a name like Homebrew it is obvious he/she/it is an inbred NW Jack Ass. Everyone in the world should come and ride to see the views of his Poulsbohemian doublewide before the next mudslide hits and it falls into the Puget Sound. This is the mentality that darkens the most plentiful, beautiful and challenging mountain biking areas in the world.

Customer Service

From Seattle take the Winslow/Bainbridge Island Ferry from there stop in Poulsbo and bother the freindly folks there for directions. Yur Velkommen.

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4
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