Poulsbo Big Valley Lofall Loop from Kitsap Memorial Park

Going past farms on Big Valley Road. If you haven't already, maybe take some time in downtown Poulsbo to lock up the bike, walk on the waterfront, go to Sluy's -- or bike right past if those are familiar things to you!
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  • Author: Cheryl
  • Created: August 20, 2022 5:07 pm
  • Updated: November 11, 2022 4:34 pm
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Route type: Loop
Difficulty grade: Moderate
Surface: Pavement, Rough Pavement
Highlights Going past farms on Big Valley Road. If you haven't already, maybe take some time in downtown Poulsbo to lock up the bike, walk on the waterfront, go to Sluy's -- or bike right past if those are familiar things to you!
Ebike friendly ? Definitely. This is an on-road ride open to other vehicular traffic. And though it's not THAT hilly, there are a couple of spots where your ebike might give you a nice boost.
Pet friendly ? N/A as this is a cycling route. Sure, you can walk your dog along the road shoulder but...
Accessible? This is an on-road route.
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  • Distance 15 miles
  • Time 1 h 11 min
  • Speed 13 mph
  • Min altitude 16 ft
  • Peak 413 ft
  • Climb 1115 ft
  • Descent 1115 ft

This is a favorite route of mine if I want to do a loop. I've started it, here, from Kitsap Memorial State Park -- but if you want to start from here, you'll need a Discover Pass!

This route includes Big Valley Road, which seems to be a cycling favorite -- it's on-road but goes past farms, and you'll usually see some llamas and possibly other animals on the way.

There IS a turnout on Big Valley Road where a few cars could park -- this is also another possible starting point if you need to drive to the start of your ride.

Just a note -- I wanted to make the route a bit longer AND do not love biking down Bond Road, so I have the route crossing Bond Road to continue on into downtown Poulsbo. There are "Do Not Enter" signs for cars and some overgrown bushes on the other side of the street when you cross, but you can walk a bike through and then continue on your way.

The route is paved. However, you'll find a few short spots that have some rough pavement to contend with.

Poulsbo Big Valley Lofall Loop

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Address: 202 NE Park St, Poulsbo, WA 98370, USA

This is a road cycling route that takes you past farms on Big Valley Road, through charming downtown Poulsbo, and then through the Lofall area back to Kitsap Memorial State Park. If you want to park at the State Park, you'll need a discover pass. There are also a couple of small turnouts on Big Valley Road. This route is fully paved -- but there are a few areas with some rough pavement.

Cross Bond Road

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Address: 21212 Little Valley Rd NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370, USA

Here is the approximate location where you cross Bond Road. You will need to walk your bike through the path here (unless you're daring) to head on the way. Careful for Bond Road traffic!

Possibly Hilly and Rough

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Address: 21212 Little Valley Rd NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370, USA

I recall this section somewhere around here as going uphill and being lightly rough pavement.

Some Rough Pavement

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Address: 19774 7th Ave NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370, USA

The last time I rode this way, the pavement here was pretty rough and gave me a jarring, bumpy ride on my road bike!

Iverson St. and 4th Avenue

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Address: 19188 4th Ave NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370, USA

I have the route turning here so it will go down to Hostmark and then involve a ride through downtown Poulsbo.

Parking at Kitsap Memorial Park

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Address: 202 NE Park St, Poulsbo, WA 98370, USA

If you want to park here, you will need a Discover Pass. You may also be able to find nearby parking on the street -- or you can start this loop midway down Big Valley where there is a turnout on the road.

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This is a favorite route of mine if I want to do a loop. I’ve started it, here, from Kitsap Memorial State Park — but if you want to start from here, you’ll need a Discover Pass!

This route includes Big Valley Road, which seems to be a cycling favorite — it’s on-road but goes past farms, and you’ll usually see some llamas and possibly other animals on the way.

There IS a turnout on Big Valley Road where a few cars could park — this is also another possible starting point if you need to drive to the start of your ride.

Just a note — I wanted to make the route a bit longer AND do not love biking down Bond Road, so I have the route crossing Bond Road to continue on into downtown Poulsbo. There are “Do Not Enter” signs for cars and some overgrown bushes on the other side of the street when you cross, but you can walk a bike through and then continue on your way.

The route is paved. However, you’ll find a few short spots that have some rough pavement to contend with.

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