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Best Kid-Friendly Hikes and Strolls on Bainbridge Island

Secret island hikes for Seattle- and Puget Sound–area families

Published on: February 21, 2023

Best Kid-Friendly Hikes and Strolls on Bainbridge Island

Happy kid in blue jacket running on a forested trail on Bainbridge Island near Gazzam Lake Nature Preserve
Running on the trail near Gazzam Lake. Credit: Jennifer Kakutani

2. Listening Lane to Gazzam Lake Nature Preserve 

Deeply forested trails await on this easy excursion that you can customize to the needs of your crew! You’ll hike up from Lynwood Center, then turn around when they’ve had enough. 

Park at Lynwood Center, then begin at the mini-trail in Schel Chleb playground (see previous hike) or walk west 0.3 mile along Northeast Baker Hill Road until you see Listening Lane on the right. Follow this driveway-looking road north towards the trailhead with a sign for Gazzam Lake — a 13-acre freshwater wetland that has remained untouched by development.

For a longer hike, park at 6105 N.E. Marshall Rd. (eight-car capacity here) and hike 2 miles down to Lynwood Center for food and treats, then hike back to your car after refueling. 

Next stop: Point White Pier

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