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Port Ludlow Hiking & Walking Trails
Port Ludlow has an outstanding system of trails which wind through nearly all of the neighborhoods. There are trails which appeal to both casual and avid walkers and hikers, and are one of the many amenities which help our active retirees stay active, and our working residents stay fit. Some of the trails, such as the Around the Bay Trail, are almost entirely flat, and some of the trails, such as the Timberton Loop and the Rainier Loop have substantial elevation gains.
The trail committee is also continuing to develop new trails. Port Ludlow's trail system is an intregal part of the community. The existance of the green space and these trails is written into the legal planning documents which define the Master Planned Resort. This created an interesting political situation in 2007 because county approval of the buildout of the Admiralty III development was made contigent upon trails near the new neighborhood as if the developer, PLA, owned the land the trails were on, even though that was not correct. At one time, Pope and Talbot owned all the land in Port Ludlow, but most of it has been transferred to the various Port Ludlow homeowner associations as those neighborhoods have been developed over the years.
In addition to walking and hiking trails in Port Ludlow, Port Ludlow residents have easy access to the Olympic National Forest, Olympic National Park, and many other wilderness areas and parks with trails. The distance to the trailheads ranges from a half-hour to two hours driving time.
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