Getting To The Vashon Island Trails

Woods of Vashon
Sunset and Single Track

Nestled in the “Heart of the Sound” with views of water or mountains at every corner, Vashon-Maury is truly an Island. It can only be reached by a breathtakingly beautiful ferry ride. There is something magical about being on an island. The pace is slower, the people are friendlier, the attitudes are relaxed and our patchwork of pastoral and natural settings make it a refreshing Northwest community.

With 45 miles of shoreline, Vashon-Maury Island boasts the majority of waterfront property in King County. The Island is approximately 13 miles long and eight miles at the widest point, with a year-round population of about 11,000. Whether you are looking for a quiet, romantic place to relax or activities for you and the entire family, Vashon has it all!

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The Trek to the Trails

Unless you are living on Vashon the best way to get onto the island, unless you have your own boat, is via the Point Defiance-Tahlequah , Fauntleroy-Vashon or South Worth-Vashon ferries. The Washington State Ferries have Vashon Island sailing schedules posted here. If you want to make sure you’re up to date on the ferry schedules, the Washington State Ferries offers a free travel alert subscription service via email or text message that will notify you of any ferry service changes.

If you choose to ride onto the ferry with only your bicycle, be prepared for a bit of a trek to the MTB trails on the island. The island is hilly and you will definitely get your warm up in well before you reach the dirt.

Geezer Track

Island Center Forest

Dockton Forest