Banner Forest - Trail, Port Orchard, Washington

Banner Forest - Trail, Port Orchard, Washington

DESCRIPTION

Banner forest is a little known forest except to us locales. Trails are easy to moderatelty difficult. I've ran into riders who ridden there on a daily basis for over a year, and have yet to cover all the trails. I love this area as it is teaming with wildlife. Please note, these trails are also used by hikers, so use caution on those fast corners. There is always a new trail to discover.

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 06, 2013]
Rick
Cross Country Rider

I rode the banner last weekend Easter morning and no mud to be found. I passed two other riders in the 2 hours I was there and a couple of groups of walkers with dogs. Both riders had dogs as well and all well behaved. I had a riot, got a great work out on a beautiful day. I ride a single speed and this place is perfect with a great selection of tight ups and downs. These trails are not wide open motorcycle trails for a reason.

Customer Service

I just meander for a couple of hours. If something is especially fun I do it a couple of times in both direction.

Similar Products Used:

Green Mountain

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 13, 2012]
Sandi
Weekend Warrior

Trails are easy to get to on a week day with plenty of parking. My problem was that every dog owner we encountered chased us, barked at us and one even took a leak on our tire while we were unloading and the owner just stood there and watched. I almost crashed when one dog was behind a bush and came out quickly barking at me.

Besides the dog issues, the trails were great, well marked and the online maps made it very easy to find our way around.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 02, 2007]
rocky
Weekend Warrior

I live about 8 min. away from banner in port orchard .I ride here almost everyday .Ive covered almost every trail ,really should have a map with you ,was confused a few times,no big deal you could always find the service road or a main paved road just keep riding and you will get out !not many uphills nor many down hills but a real good work out if you ride hard . i recommend this place to everyone beginner or a seasoned rider have a open mind and dont forget its all we have around this area so help keep it going .

Customer Service

try everything lots of fun

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 30, 2007]
GHolland35
Weekend Warrior

First off, when you get off HWY 16, don't head west as the directions indicate. Head towards Long Lake as you would be going to the Southworth Ferry.

The trails are very nice and open but a few are overgrown and need some maintenance. Very fast and flat except for a few small climbs. A map would be especially helpful so if you google single track mind, that will take you to a bike club in tacoma where you can print a map.

I will definitely be back to these trails.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 21, 2007]
pdamuth
Weekend Warrior

This trail is awesome. Very fun but at the same time not very difficult. I love all the winding and rolling singletrack through the forest. This trail is great for anyone at a begginer to moderate level.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 04, 2006]
yucaipaken
Weekend Warrior

Was in Gig Harbor visiting family and brought my bike for some riding. The LBS suggested this place and it was a blast! 15 minutes east of Gig Harbor off Sedgwick Rd. Very fun single track. Would do this every week if I lived there. Kudos for those who keep the trails maintained. There are trail maps located at the parking area on Banner Rd. or you can pick them up at Old Town Cyclery in Gig Harbor for $2. This is a must if you never been there. They need better trail markings and more signs. So many trails criss-cross and with such a thick forest it's hard to tell where you're at at times. I was there on a Thursday and saw a few hikers and equestrian but they stayed on the main service road that wraps around the trail network. If you're in the Seattle/Tacoma area, definitely worth the drive. I'm from SoCal and would rate these trails similar to those found along the Santa Ana River trail system, maybe a little less technical then SART.

Customer Service

Favorite trail was Fusion

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 19, 2005]
Dave_schuldt
Cross Country Rider

Was there about a month ago. The builders have been working hard. Bring your fenders, not super muddy but lots of puddles. Closest single track to downtown Seattle. Take the ferry from West Seattle. Don't take your car on the boat, it's only 3 !/2 miles or so from Southworth.

Customer Service

Find the wetlands, they are way cool.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 05, 2005]
nathan9493
Weekend Warrior

posted map in pics.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 13, 2005]
Aaronious
Weekend Warrior

Easy to moderate trails through beautiful forest. Cool jumps scattered around. Well maintained. Good for beginners and intermediate riders and anyone who wants a fun trail you can ride through fairly quickly. The thing I like about these trails is that you can fly through them without worrying too much about cracking your skull in most places. You stay in a nice high gear most the time. I usually ride for about an hour here and enjoy it every time. Its not a huge area. Not very technical unless you go near the residential areas in the back where the trail thins out.

Customer Service

Its easy to find your way back to the main road (I thought so anyways). Just pick some trails and go for it. I doubt you'll have to hug a tree.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 07, 2005]
Gunning409
Cross Country Rider

this is the best trail network in the area hands down. there are tons of singletrack criss crossing through the forest. they are narrow, tight, fast and fun. there is a lot of variety and something for everyone on these trails. the trails are mostly hard packed dirt, very fast rolling, a little sand here and there but not much at all. certainly nothing compared to the trails in tahuya, also none of the stone sections found in tahuya to slow you down. the trails are multi use, bikes, horses, and pedestrians, but no orv's like tahuya and green mountain. if you have ever ridden green mountain and thought it was great except for the cardio killing up hill then you will love banner forest. the trails are a lot a like, but no monstrous climb, no monstrous downhill either, though. the best trails in the are though no doubt. correction on the directions though, get off 16 and head EAST not west, then take a RIGHT on banner road, not a left, the parking lot will be on your RIGHT.

Customer Service

hard to recomend a route, there is no map and most trails arnt marked. just start ridding and create your own loop.

Similar Products Used:

green mountain is great, the climb is a deffinate test of your cardio strength, the view from the top is great though. tahuya, im not a fan of the sand, stones and orvs though.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
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