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.
LATEST FROG HOLLER NEWS: As of February 2019, the Vashon Land Trust acquired 16 acres adjacent to an existing 9 acre parcel that was donated to the Land Trust from the Hodnett family back in 2004. Together, the parcels totaling 25 acres, will be added to the growing Frog Holler Forest, bringing the preserve total to 135 acres of carbon sequestering forest habitat. With these new additions will come opportunities to build new trails – permanent routes that can be passed on to our future generations of wildlife and people.
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