TrilliumThe Hansville Greenway was created in the mid-1990’s through a community partnership with Kitsap County Department of Parks and Recreation. It is a corridor of County-owned natural areas, trail easements, and conservation easements. In combination, the trails link Puget Sound at Norwegian Point Park to the Hood Canal.

It is located near the north end of the Kitsap Peninsula, just southwest of the unincorporated town of Hansville, adjacent to Buck Lake County Park. The Greenway consists of a 345-acre tract extending from just north of Buck Lake, west to the Driftwood Key area, 2 miles to the south, a separate 20-acre tract close to the village of Hansville, 2.5 miles of trail easement, and 8.6 acres of conservation easement. It includes the west shore of Buck Lake, most of two beaver ponds (Upper and Lower Hawk’s Ponds), other wetlands, and a portion of the stream called Hawk’s Hole Creek that flows from the south beaver pond (Lower Hawk’s Pond) to Hood Canal . Most of the land is second- and third-growth forest, primarily Douglas fir, red alder and cedar. Approximately 7 miles of trails run through the Greenway and another 2.5 miles are on trail easements across private property. The main entrance to the trail system is at Buck Lake County Park. The 100 acres west of Buck Lake are owned by Great Peninsula Conservancy. Norwegian Point Park is the Puget Sound terminus of the Hansville Greenway trail system, but is not part of the Greenway.

We have been asked to provide an obvious way to contact us to volunteer. We listened, ’cause we sure like our volunteers and always need more. So, if you click on the “The Greenway” menu item, above, and scroll down to the “Contact Us” choice, you will be taken to the contact form. Just fill it out and we’ll contact you!

For current trail conditions, scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the link.

A new request to all Greenway followers: We are always looking for opportunities to expand the Hansville Greenway. Land added to the Greenway will preserve it for wildlife and public use. The parcel that is now available for purchase belongs to one of Sid Knutson’s sons. Click here to get more information about the land and how you can help.