Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail

Kitsap Peninsula with its 371 miles of water trail is located in the heart of Washington States Puget Sound and provides some of the most spectacular visual and recreational paddling in America.


Length: 371.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: National Water Trails System
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Boating, Motorized
Boating, non-motorized: Canoeing
Boating, non-motorized: Kayaking
Boating, non-motorized: Sailing
Heritage and History
Wildlife Observation

     Canoe, Kayak, Sailing, Standup Paddle boarding, Sail Boarding, Fishing, Camping, Heritage and History, Wildlife Observation, Native American Canoeing, Swimming, Birding, Human Powered Boating

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Location: Kitsap Peninsula, Washington State USA
State(s): Washington
Counties: Kitsap, Mason, Pierce
Longitude: -122.6932998
Latitude: 47.64722346

Driving Directions

Many access points from __ to __ See the Water Trail Map And Guide at website … and The river is accessible by boat at
Lat. / Long. of trailhead(s)

89 access points,


“Where the Mountains meet the Sea”

Kitsap Peninsula holds 371 miles of coastline on Puget Sound in Washington State and some of the most spectacular marine environments on the planet. Kitsap is a destination for paddlers around the globe because of its unique marine environments, natural scenic beauty of mountains and sound, migrating marine mammal populations, and friendly and inviting ports and towns stepped in tradition. Spend a day, spend a week, the exploration will never end along our shoreline and the newly created Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: Rock, boulders
Rock, smooth
Water, still

Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Map: Map
Map: NPS Kitsap Peninsula Trail Map 2014
Website: WWTA Trail Details

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Public Contact:
Dennis Oost
Non-Motorized trail planner
Kitsap County
614 Division Street, MS 36
Port Orchard, WA 98366
(360) 337-5777
[email protected]

Trail Management:
John Kuntz
Director of Water Trail
North Kitsap Trails Association
PO Box 236
Port Gamble, WA 98364
(360) 297-4659
[email protected]








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