May is National Bike Month, a full 31 days dedicated to the benefits of biking and inspiring folks to give it a whirl. With April showers giving way to May flowers, and Pacific Northwest summer days just ahead, now is the time to get pumped up about biking in Kent.
Biking with an urban spin
You’ll find nearly 30 miles of paved trails in Kent, along with connections of miles more in every direction. Whether you’re looking for scenic, family-friendly routes, an opportunity to log some serious time in the saddle, or you simply want to wheel your way from point A to point B and beyond, Kent has a trail for you—and a few surprises.
- Kent Loops Trail. Explore multiple loops that travel through Kent parks, historic downtown and along the Green River.
- Soos Creek Trail. You’ll never guess you’re in the city. This six-mile trail traverses woods, meadows and wetlands.
- Green River Trail. Stretching nearly 20 miles, this trail follows the scenic Green River from Kent to Seattle’s southern boundary.
- Interurban Trail. This 18-mile route passes urban and rural landscapes and connects the city of Tukwila to the north to the small town of Pacific to the south. Take in views of Mount Rainier, and plan for a detour to Airways Brewing Tap Room and Brewery for a taste of their award-winning craft beer.
- Earthworks Tour. Travel through the Green River Natural Resources Area to four internationally acclaimed landscape-art installations. After the tour, keep with the art theme and pedal to nearby downtown Kent to visit Artsy Fartsy Art Lessons.
Bike Shops Will Keep You Rolling
Visit Kent and hit the trail. And while you’re pedaling around, check out other things to do while you’re here.