Frog Holler Forest

  • Vashon’s Newest Community Forest located off Wax Orchard Road

  • Located off Wax Orchard Road between Camp Sealth and Nashi Orchards

  • Local resident and forest ambassador Marie Bradley, who has been riding and maintaining trails there for many years.

Frog Holler, Vashon’s newest Community Forest, is a 135-acre forest complete with multi-use trails. This new forest is part of a long term partnership effort with the Vashon Land Trust to protect more than 500-acres of forest on the south end of Vashon Island. The first 60 acre acquisition happened in December 2016 with funding from a $6 million grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology. The latest property additions happened late 2018 thanks to King County Parks, and in early 2019 with a  purchase made by the Land Trust. We look forward to connecting these purchases with future trail connections. Stay tuned!

Frog Holler is a local island neighborhood along Wax Orchard Road known for the chorus of tree frogs in the area. The previous owners had enrolled the forest in the American Tree Farm system and allowed local Frog Holler neighbors to use the network of trails on site. The site features a five-acre pasture that has been grazed by sheep, goats and horses over the years.

The forest is located one-half mile south of Bates Road on the east side of Wax Orchard Road.

Come run, walk or ride the 2+ miles of multi-use trails. Dogs must be leashed. Mountain bikers and Equestrians welcome!

Thank you to Richard & Sheila Doane and King County Parks for making this beautiful piece of land open to the whole community.

Access/Activity Info

Frog Holler Forest is publicly accessible for walking, mountain biking, and equestrian use. The entrance is on the east side of Wax Orchard Rd marked by a Frog Holler Forest sign. Parking at Frog Holler Forest is available by driving into the property. Please respect the privacy and quiet of neighbors nearby and keep dogs on leash at all times.