Lost Valley Trail (Zoom) Discussion Attracts Big Throng

If you like hiking and new areas to explore on Bainbridge Island, the Lost Valley is right up your alley.

The City hosted a virtual public meeting last week to gather input on a proposal to build trails in the Lost Valley properties. The Lost Valley encompasses approximately 36 acres between Eagle Harbor Dr. and Fletcher Bay Rd. The valley is a large wooded area that contains much of Cooper Creek.

Right now, it is rather difficult to access, so the city’s effort will make it easier for people to enjoy this special place.  The city is partnering with the BI Metro Park & Recreation District and the BI Parks Foundation to plan non-motorized connections from Fletcher Bay Road to Carmella Lane and Eagle Harbor Road.

This connection has appeared in transportation plans for years, including the current Island-wide Transportation Plan, and would connect several neighborhoods surrounding the Lost Valley.

More than 60 people attended the meeting and provided input on the proposal. Most people who have responded expressed support for the plan. There were comments on both sides of issues regarding parking on the site and the width of the “transcreational” trail (wider trail allows for access by a wider range of users).

Click on the video below to watch the meeting.

Learn more about the project and share your feedback on the Engage Bainbridge page. Comments may be submitted until Nov. 30.

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