The giant trolls are here.
Let's take a walk a month and find them.
A unique art project is leaving its big footprint on the Seattle area and the Pacific Northwest, bringing with it a message about waste, the environment and getting out in nature.
Danish environmental artist and storyteller Thomas Dambo and a team of volunteers have completed four of the six trolls that are part of a public exhibition titled “Northwest Trolls: Way of the Bird King.” The project is funded in part by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.
Trolls can now be found in Portland, Bainbridge Island, Wash., and West Seattle, and on Friday Dambo put the finishing touches on a roughly 20-foot-tall troll named “Jakob 2 Trees,” along the Rainier Trail in Issaquah, Wash., 15 miles east of Seattle. Two more trolls will be built in the coming weeks: on Vashon Island and in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood.
This requires a ferry. Plan to walk on the ferry as it is only a mile or so to the park. Let’s get the 9:35 ferry to Bainbridge. I have put a link to nearby parking lot in the comments. Previously I have had an attendee bus to the terminal. Carpools can be arranged. Use comment section if you want to ride with somebody or can offer a ride to someone to Seattle to split the cost of parking.
Distance: 3 miles
Elevation Gain: 140 ft
Parking: at south parking area
Passes or Permits required: none
Dogs allowed on leash. poop must be scooped, no bags left behind.
No children under 12 years old.