Trail System near the Southworth Ferry south of Port Orchard in Kitsap County. A series of mostly tight and technical trails built mostly by XC riders. A whole bunch of trails densly packed into one square mile. You'd be surprised at how much riding you can get out of a 1 mile by 1 mile square.
DO NOT park on Olverra Rd off of Banner. This is a private road and you may get towed. Not an off leash area for dogs. Please pull any holly trees you find, they are invasive. Please carpool if you can, parking is limited and the horse people need room.
Night-riding is restricted to groups with a permit.
Very tight and twisty. Fun technical riding. Dry in summer, wet in winter (go figure). Stay out of middle during the wet months and you'll find well drained trails with minor puddles. Open to non-motorized only.
Some tension as portions of county government want to eliminate some trails while others want to keep them as is. Most maintenance comes from invisible trail gnomes but they seem to be pretty active as the trails stay in good shape.
For more info and to contact locals see Kitsap Mountain Biking.
Rode it Sunday for the first time. The map available from Kitsap Parks may not be fully correct but is more then adequate for navigation around and back to the parking lot. The signs, if there, are up high so that's where to look. Took the time to remove a fallen log from Capitulate. Had a great work out riding Stumps, Lizard King, and Worm Hole. Trails are in great shape but some of the features are falling apart and look neglected. Has to be rode hard and fast to really get the blood pumping if that is what you are looking for. Get Out and Ride!
Dry and awesome! The trails are in good shape (they get really wet in the winter) but they are completely dry right now. As always at Banner, watch out for horses and walkers. Throw your iPod on and go have fun! Banner is perfect if you want a carefree ride where you don't have to worry about getting lost. There is a service road that goes through it with the parking lots on each side of it so you'll find your way back eventually. Go have fun when the trails are in good shape!