Jackson Park - TRAIL

Jackson Park - Trail, Port Orchard, Washington

Many different entrance points. Countless trails. There are two BMX tracks, one that is used on weekends for races and one back near the batting cages that has been HUGE since I was a kid.

User Reviews (4)

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Roni   Weekend Warrior [Jul 26, 2010]

I bring my 8 and 12 year old boys to Jackson Park to ride the BMX trail located near the batting cages just about every day. They would stay all day if I let them. It is a super place for those who want to give the jumps a try, they have several levels available. I ask my boys to spend 5 minutes each time we go to pick up trash since the BMX track is kept only by volunteers.

Customer Service

BMX track near the batting cages

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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3
Chris   Weekend Warrior [May 13, 2007]

The South Kitsap Park is the only place around Port Orchard that offers a decent nature ride. This park used to be my ol' stomping ground when I was growing up in Port Orchard. Lately the park has become run down and unmaintained to a reasonable level. The old wooden bridge at the one end of the park was destroyed by a huge windstorm back in the mid-90's. I used to take this bridge as a short-cut to get to a friends house that bordered the park. The riding is really great, most of it runs through very large conifer trees and winds through lowland wooded areas too. I believe Olney Creek runs through this park and is a great place to explore off the beaten path. As time goes on I hope this park does not go away! The future of South Kitsap Park looks bleak.......enjoy it while it lasts. Great family oriented place to right bikes!

Customer Service

Follow the front enterance in and the best trails start near the children's playground on the far side of the field. Most trails are narrow and the vegetation can be thick during the summer.

Similar Products Used: Green Mountain!
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RATING
3
VALUE
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2
Chris   Weekend Warrior [May 13, 2007]

The South Kitsap Park is the only place around Port Orchard that offers a decent nature ride. This park used to be my ol' stomping ground when I was growing up in Port Orchard. Lately the park has become run down and unmaintained to a reasonable level. The old wooden bridge at the one end of the park was destroyed by a huge windstorm back in the mid-90's. I used to take this bridge as a short-cut to get to a friends house that bordered the park. The riding is really great, most of it runs through very large conifer trees and winds through lowland wooded areas too. I believe Olney Creek runs through this park and is a great place to explore off the beaten path. As time goes on I hope this park does not go away! The future of South Kitsap Park looks bleak.......enjoy it while it lasts. Great family oriented place to right bikes!

Customer Service

Follow the front enterance in and the best trails start near the children's playground on the far side of the field. Most trails are narrow and the vegetation can be thick during the summer.

Similar Products Used: Green Mountain!
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
01350banshee   Weekend Warrior [Mar 02, 2006]

My 10 and 8 year olds love this place. Except for the lower section with the rotted plywood bridge and the dead end run sections.

Similar Products Used: Banner woods
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
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2
K.C.   Cross Country Rider [Nov 15, 2005]

The actual name of this 200 acre park is South Kitsap Park, located on the corner of Jackson amd Lund Ave, just outside Port Orchard. The park includes softball fields, batting cages, paint ball areas, horseshoes, and a steam train. At one time, it had a great BMX area and track, but it was removed. The local kids have rebuilt (probably not approved) a section of this area. The park has very little money, and all of the work is done by volunteers. The past few years, the trails have been kept in very nice shape. These trails total only about 5 or 6 miles through beautiful forested land, with approaching urban sprawl right up to the park boundry. The trails are beginner/young rider friendly, wide single track, very few hills and some roots. It is a very easy, recreational type ride. There is very little standing water, even during the heavy rains. I run them often, and bike them about once per month for a little diversion. Watch out for dog walkers.

Customer Service

There is ample parking on the west entrance near the steam train, or the south entrance near the BMX area, batting cages/ball fields. The west side trails are mostly wider and flat. The trails to the east are real single track through some thick woods and wetlands, with many roots. The east and west areas are divided by a small creek. There are no trail maps, the park is small enough and bordered by roads so you will not get lost. The only challange here is finding all of the trails, and even that is not hard, but very enjoyable.

Similar Products Used: Banner Forest and Green Mountain are the mountain biking destinations in this area. A well kept secret is Blake Island Marine State Park, as you need a boat to get there.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
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2
gsm1820   Weekend Warrior [Mar 27, 2004]

I just moved to Washington in Feb from Tennessee and Live about 1 min from the many entrances to this park. It Has several types of trails and they range from small incline and decline for walking or casual ride to extrem banking and high turns and downhills, I would advise to use caution for your first couple times as many people walk these trails and you don't know whats around the curve until your there. Also watch out for trick trails they will lead you to a dead end.

Customer Service

The one with the log and wooden bridge over a small creek, don't worry you'll find it...

Similar Products Used: Wild cat trail
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
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