You can purchase the latest edition of Walks, Trails and Parks on Vashon Island by John Gerstle, Ann Spiers & Susan Sullivan on this page -below (price includes shipping). All proceeds from on-island sales go to our Scholarship Fund, to assist kids to access Swim Lessons and many other activities. This includes purchase online from us, from the Vashon Bookshop, Thriftway or The Country Store. You can purchase from Amazon, but those funds do not reach our Scholarship Fund. Any questions, please email 

Current hiking group on Vashon Island:
Every other Saturday, starts between 7 am (Summer) and 10am (Winter), lasts between one and five hours depending on whether the group goes off-Island or not. Usually 3-10 miles, not extreme. Please bring your kids, but dogs must stay at home:  
Vashon Hiking Meetup

More resources:
Shape Up Vashon
Weekend Hike Website - Shinglemill Creek Trail
Washington Trails Association - Island Center Forest


Trail Book
Walks, Trails and Parks Book