Jarstad Trail Feasibility Study

Kitsap County and the City of Bremerton are exploring the feasibility of an approximately 3.1 mile bicycle and pedestrian shared-use path connecting Jarstad Park to Kitsap Lake Road. If built, the shared-use path would provide a primary non-motorized corridor between Central and South Kitsap. Approximately 2/3rd of the proposed route is within the City of Bremerton.

To view the completed Jarstad Trail Feasibility Study click here.

The goal of this Trail Feasibility Study is to examine possible trail alignments, environmental concerns, design and constructability, operational constraints, and the estimated cost of constructing a paved shared-use path.

Users and design criteria: The route and path design must be able to accommodate pedestrian and bicycle users of all ages and abilities. The shared-use path would meet Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) design standards including a minimum 10-foot wide path with slopes 5% or less or special designs for slopes between 5% and 8%.

Environmental impacts: Minimize and mitigate potential environmental issues.

Property ownership: The project area is under the ownership of City of Bremerton and a private owner. Both land owners have interested in:

  1. Continued logging operations,
  2. Protection of sensitive environmental areas such as wetlands, creeks, and lakes, and,
  3. Operational concerns such as maintenance, security, trespassing, and liability

Funding options: The most likely source of funding to build and operate the shared-use path would be competitive federal, state, and regional grants.

Existing Conditions: The proposed shared-use path would cross a portion of the City of Bremerton's watershed lands and the Ueland Tree Farm.

Schedule: The study was completed in July 2018


Project Cost
Funded By


Contact Information

Project Contact
Education and Outreach