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Scenic Bike Trails for Seasoned Cyclers and Carefree Cruisers

Meet: Bike-Friendly Kent

With nearly 30 miles of paved bike trails, and connections to miles more in every direction, Kent is a biking mecca that offers something for everyone—from seasoned cyclers, to carefree cruisers and the training-wheel set.

Kent offers easy access to two popular regional trails:

  • The Interurban Trail stretches 18 miles and connects the city of Tukwila to the north to the small town of Pacific to the south. The trail passes urban and rural landscapes, and offers southbound riders views of Mount Rainier. Cyclists can access other regional trails at each end. Access near Foster Park.

Where to take a break:

Where to take a break:

  • Because bikes and bakeries go together, make a stop at M Bakery & Deli for a savory or sweet treat made with locally sourced ingredient.

 

If you want to keep your wheels in Kent, here are three great local biking options:

  • Kent Valley Loop Trails connect the Green River and Interurban trails, offer riders several distinct loops, and link cyclists to Kent parks, downtown and other local attractions. Several access points in Kent.

Where to take a break:

  • If you’re riding on a Saturday (June 3-September 23), make a stop at the Kent Farmers Market at Town Square Plaza.
  • Soos Creek Trail, a six-mile point-to-point trail, travels through woods, wetlands and meadows. The chances are good you’ll see wildlife. Begin at the Soos Creek Park trailhead at 266th street and 148th Ave. SE.

Where to take a break:

  • Take several! Bring the binoculars and watch for river otters, herons, eagles and more wildlife.
  • Pack a sweet treat from Sweet Themes Bakery to enjoy at Gary Grant Soos Creek Park.
  • Earthworks Tour. The Green River Valley is home to a nationally acclaimed collection of land art. A signed bike route lets visitors experience the merging of art and landscape up close. Choose a self-guided tour, from 12 to 23 miles. Begin at Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks Park.

Where to take a break:

If you experience any technical difficulties along the way, don’t worry. The Bicycle Fixer offers mobile bike repair to keep you rolling.

Learn more about Kent bike trails.