PORT LUDLOW STREET MAP AND HIKING TRAILS
TRAIL DESCRIPTIONS AND REGULATIONS
Port Ludlow Trails are privately owned, operated, and maintained for the residents of Port Ludlow, their guests, and guests of the resort.
Dogs must be on leash and owners must pick up all pet waste. Because of potential fire danger, there is NO SMOKING on any of Port Ludlow’s walks or trails.
Please use extreme caution at all road crossings - automobile traffic does not automatically stop for pedestrians.
Please observe good trail etiquette by turning cell phones off and keeping conversation volume down when within earshot of private homes.
Moss on asphalt can be quite slippery when wet. Use caution if you encounter these conditions.
THE USER ASSUMES RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF THESE TRAILS .
Around the Bay Trail (2.5 miles - easy/moderate) (J8)
This trail links all parts of Port Ludlow with the village center. Walking surface is asphalt,
gravel, and a few roadsides. It is mostly flat with two short but steep hills. The trail is marked
with numbered signposts which have “ABT” painted on them.
Bay Club Gazebo Trail/Wards Walk (0.5 mile - easy) (E12)
A short trail that climbs a small hill from the Bay Club to a gazebo and overlook of the Twin
Islands. Park in the Bay Club parking lot. The trail begins at the west end of the building.
Wards Walk is a“connector trail” between the Club and South Keel Road.
Beach Loop (0.5 mile - easy) (J9)
From The Inn walk path to totem and stroll north on beach. For a loop, use steps north of
beach Club. Follow signs to paved area back to The Inn.
Estuary Trail (0.5 mile - easy) (H14)
Follow a road and path to a tidal estuary and wildlife viewing benches.
Ludlow Cove - Picnic Point (0.5 to 1 mile – easy) (D11)
This short walk begins by the bus stop on Paradise Bay Road across from the village center.
At low tide continue beyond the gazebo around the point to make a loop.
Ludlow Falls Interpretive Trail (0.5 mile – easy) (C11)
A loop trail to Ludlow Falls with numerous interpretive signs. Park at the end of the access road to
Kitsap Bank. Walk through the Native Plant Garden to the trail entrance. There are numerous stairs
on this trail.
PORT LUDLOW GOLF CLUB
This is golf at its best – 18 holes of pure golf in one of the world’s most beautiful natural
environments. How can it get any better as your ball flies through the air against a backdrop
of the snow covered Olympic and Cascade Mountains, sailboats on Ludlow Bay and bald
eagles soaring over Hood Canal?
Two 9s, each a new challenge: Tide and Timber each offer nine spectacular holes and two
completely different golf experiences, all designed by the legendary Robert Muir Graves.
Tide is characterized by its breathtaking water holes and Timber winds through dense,
An environmental sanctuary: The Port Ludlow Golf Club is among just a few golf courses
in Washington State to earn the designation of Audubon Sanctuary. That means careful
planning and course management are ensuring the protection of this unique environment’s
wildlife, water quality and plant life.
Learning golf, becoming a member: Port Ludlow offers expert golf instruction, including private golf lessons, three-day golf schools and special golf and lodging packages in conjunction
with The Inn At Port Ludlow. Port Ludlow Golf Club also provides the privileges of Membership for golfers who desire year-round priority access and special frequent-player discounts.
PORT LUDLOW MARINA
From Port Ludlow’s protected cove on the west shore of Admiralty Inlet and the mouth of
Hood Canal, you can chart your course anywhere in Puget Sound, or up and down the entire
West Coast. The Port Ludlow Marina is just 28 nautical miles from Seattle’s Elliott Bay. Experienced Northwest boaters know that Port Ludlow is the best marina location on Puget Sound.
Full-service marina: The Port Ludlow Marina has over 300 slips for both permanent and
guest boaters and side ties for boats up to 200 feet. For your convenience, the marina provides fresh water, free showers for overnight guests, and shore power of 30 and 50 amps.
Services include a fuel dock, pump-out and marina store with gifts, groceries, sundries,
beer and wine.
Rentals for exploring: You can explore the waterways and coves of Ludlow Bay in your own
boat, or rent a kayak, or skiff. Rentals include 14 foot or17 foot skiffs, each holding four
people and single or double kayaks.
Montgomery Loop (0.5 mile - easy) (J6)
Walk on quiet community roads making a loop through a section of the greenbelt.
Niblicks Loop (2.5 miles - Moderate) (G18)
Park at the far end of the golf course parking lot. Niblicks Loop begins at the road just
past the end of the pavement. Travel along the dirt access road and up a short hill to
the water tower. A short distance downhill you will intersect with the Timberton Loop.
Continue left and follow the signs. Walk around the south end of the golf course and
watch for signs to return through the interior of the course to Niblicks Cafe located in the
Club House. The trail has several hills.
Rainier Loop (3 miles - easy, moderate) (J6)
A combination of asphalt pathways, quiet community roads, and trails
with hills through the greenbelt.
Talbot Trail (.82 miles - easy) (E6)
No defined parking. This forest path parallels Talbot Way from Walker Way to
Swansonville Road with several access points from Talbot.
Timberton Trail (4.5 miles - Moderate) (C14)
This trail begins at the parking lot off Timberton Drive. It is made up of several logging
roads. Rocks numbered 1-21 stand along the trail to help with navigation. Hike through
forested and clear-cut areas that afford fine views. A separate Timberton Loop map is
available at the trailhead. Expect some hill climbing.
THE INN AT PORT LUDLOW
The Inn At Port Ludlow is a delightful waterfront bed-and-breakfast style inn that was inspired
by New England’s classic coastal summer homes. If you’re seeking a getaway that features warm
hospitality and a high level of personal service, the The Inn At Port Ludlow is for you!
Magical setting, intimate atmosphere: Located right on the shore of Ludlow Bay, you’ll enjoy
meticulously-appointed rooms with fireplaces, oversized jetted tubs, and spectacular water
and mountain views. Accommodations include just 37 rooms and suites in the main building,
fully-stocked contemporary condominiums, and a waterfront beach house.
Perfect for meetings and retreats: Businesses and organizations choose The Inn At Port Ludlow for
exceptional executive retreats and small conferences. With 3,000 square feet of space, a spectacular
setting, expert service and flexible meeting space, it is ideal for groups of 6 to 90 participants.
Weddings and Events Destination: Let The Resort At Port Ludlow be the destination for your oncein-a-lifetime event. With water, mountains, and nature’s own green landscape for a backdrop,
memories are sure to stay for years to come for both you and your guests.
Dining at The Resort: The Fireside Restaurant showcases the finest seasonal ingredients from the
Pacific Northwest, prepared and presented with uncluttered sophistication. The elegantly informal
setting combines the warmth of dark wood, flickering firelight and moonlight on the bay. Or choose
a table on the veranda overlooking Ludlow Bay and the mountains beyond and enjoy the sweeping
sunset views. The Fireside at The Inn is a favorite of local residents for its Pacific Northwest-flavored
menu and waterfront dining.
CALLING PORT LUDLOW HOME ~ VISIT JOHN L. SCOTT REAL ESTATE.
Resort-style living: At Port Ludlow, you’ll find the active lifestyle you’ve dreamed of: golf, hiking,
biking, boating, kayaking, a social center, and a charming Inn with award-winning restaurants.
Ideally situated in the sunny West Sound area, Port Ludlow receives less rain than Seattle. That
means more sunny days to enjoy the outdoors and all the things there are to do at and near The
Resort At Port Ludlow.
Limited number of home sites: At Port Ludlow you’ll find a variety of new and pre-owned homes
with floorplans that support a carefree resort lifestyle. Protected by building limits, only a few
hundred homesites remain, so there’s good reason to act now! Year-round resort living is waiting for
you – at The Resort At Port Ludlow.