From Kingston ferry terminal (edmunds-kingston ferry): go inland on highway. Go through the town of kingston. Go past the albertsons (2 miles outside of kingston) and continue straight inland on the highway. 2-3 miles past the albertsons you will reach a texaco gas station, at this point you leave the highway and go onto BOND ROAD, do this by going straight through the three-way intsersection at the texaco. Follow bond road 1-2 miles. At bottom of big hill take stottlemeyer (spelling?) the the right, it runs dignolly parallel to bond road and is the 2nd or 3rd road on the left, you will know its stottlemeyer because its roughly parallel to bond rd. and going uphill, its on the right and from bond you can see up it for quite a ways, also its intersection with bond does not have a traffic light as of 2002. go 1 mile up stottlemeyer at which point you will reach a right hand turn with a smoll durt parking lot-thing on the left. park there. ride another 100 feet up the road, on your right will be a fire-road, take that phll and then follow the singletracks that branch off to the right. Do my directions confuse you? If you want a riding buddy feel free to email me.
Summary: Stottlemeyer, Pope, Port Gamble Lands..there doesn't seem to be one name for this area. But there is a lot of riding and if you haven't been here before you will have a hard time finding it all. A lot of trail has been added in the past few years. The reviews here are wicked old so I thought I'd update.
The area extends all the way from the Stottlemeyer Road trail head in Poulsbo at the south end (shown on map) to the town of Port Gamble at the north end (beyond map). It is owned by Pope and Talbott, a timber company so it began with all forest service type roads criss-crossed through out. Now there are single track trails all over. Sometimes you have to ride the fire road to connect but more and more you do not. New trails are being built always. The terrain is rolling and mostly in forest (some clear-cut) with lots of technical riding due to logs, roots and mud. Some steep up/down hills too. Flowy trails. The newest fun downhill is Ewok which is 2/3 north.
We night ride here and a friend of mine and I did a night snow ride here too.
This is an area for all abilities and is shared with hikers and horses.
See Also: "Unknown" in Poulsbo on trail list.
Recommended Route: Connect everything and it will take at least 3-4 hours and 15 or more miles. If you start in Port Gamble you can have food and beverage in a fun, cool seaside town after your ride!
For maps and more updates and current info on this and other areas nearby:
Other recommended trails in the same area: Green Mt., Klahoya, Banner Forest, Gibbs Lake, Olympic Peninsula
Summary: Was visiting poulsbo and decided to see if there was anything good to ride in the area. I didn't get to ride a bunch, but there's a lot of cool single-track in the area. not quite as technical as I would have liked, with the exception of one small run where there's a couple of smaller drops.
I bet it'd be more fun if I had more time to explore, but we had a ferry to catch.
Summary: What the heck is the guy saying 1-4 miles. there is atleast 15. You can go allthe way to porttownsnd from here. there are an asortmaent of trails out there. there is a new trail that some people are trying to make that starts out with a 4 foot drop into a gap then a bridge. you can find anything you want out there if you just look hard enough. back in the woods there is some prety good trails.
Recommended Route: if you go onto the jeep trail in the begining. you take the second left and go up that trail there should be a little drop. take a left when u get to another jeep trail. take that when u come to a y with 2 jeep trails take a right. keep folowing that trail out till u come two another y with 2 jeep trails right before a hill.take a left. then take the first trail on the left. when there is a y take a right then take another right keep following that trail till u come to a flag at the top or i think the first left. this trail is awesome. it is the hard one i described earlier.
Other recommended trails in the same area: green mountain, pope-n-talibit, raab park downhill,
Summary: I am pretty beginnerish and my riding partner is advanced but we both have a great time on these trails. There are lots of areas to explore. In the last few months there have been new single tracks broken through between the service roads. If you want to get a good work out there are ample uphill service roads to do this. If you head north in using the roads and tracks you can go all the way to Port Gamble (doesn't take that long, maybe an hour).
Recommended Route: Just explore. There's a variety of skill levels here, lots of fun, though nothing super advanced.
Other recommended trails in the same area: Banner Forest has mostly beg.-int. trails with a lot of woo-hoos.
Review Date July 5, 2003
Overall Rating 4 of 5
Ridden Trail: Once a week
Visitors rate this review 5.00 of 5,
Reviewed by: Big Red
, from Poulsbo, WA
Summary: If you live in poulsbo, this is a great evening or afternoon ride. Its not something you plan to spend a whole day outing on. The trail is probably 7 miles. I have never brought an odometer, but I will do that one of these days. The most you will need as far as water goes, is a water bottle. I only bring my camelback to carry tools and my helmet cam. This is a great ride for beginners, however expert riders can have fun here. Its just a great ride. IF you are coming from out of town, ride green mountain one day, and Stodalmeyer the next as a fun cool down fide. Great night ride. If you need to directions, go to Silverdale Cyclery (360-692-5508). Anyone there can help you, we even have maps, but it does not include the singletrack. Ask Nudleman, Burkey, or Jeff.
Recommended Route: Start at gate, ride up two hills. Take a right onto some wannabe single track. Ride until you come to a y in the trail (you should see some bike obstacles) take a left at the y. The first bit of single track will be on the left. Once on the single track you will come to a part that is scotch broom. Begin looking to turn right into some trees. It will come out to a T, at which point you will take a right. This comes out on a road, the trail continues on the other side about 80 feet, and comes to another road. Take a left. On the right will be a trail through some clear-cut (cant miss it) This trail comes to a freshly graveled road. You can either go right, left or straight. Go straight. Follow the gravel road until the first left, where you will see the rest of the trail through the clear cut, it will then meet up with singletrack through the woods. And, come out at another logging road. Take a right. Ride a little ways and look for a trail on the right. This will be the first down hill. You will come out and have to take a right down a road. When you come to a T go right and head up hill. Keep going uphill until the road takes a major right turn. There will be a trail on the right, right on the turn. More downhill. Come to a road, go right, up hill. The next trail will be on the left, when the hill flattens out. You can follow this trail back to the car, two ways. When you get on this trail there will be an option to turn right, right after a small downhill. The trail to the right is more technical. Make sure that when you come out on a paved section that you take a right to the car.
Other recommended trails in the same area: Green Mountain, Banner Forest, NK nature trail is a fun 3 minute ride, for those of you who live in Poulsbo