Outdoor Recreation

Feed your adventurous spirit in Kent. From watersport fun, to miles and miles of biking trails, and dozens of multi-use parks and urban forests, Kent offers loads of opportunities to explore and experience the great outdoors.

Bike Trails

With nearly 30 miles of paved 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.

Biking the Green River Trail in Kent, Washington

Earthworks Tour

This signed bike route lets visitors experience the merging of art and landscape up close. Choose a self-guided tour, from 12 to 23 miles.
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Green River Trail

This urban trail stretches nearly 20 miles along the scenic Green River from Kent to Seattle’s southern boundary.
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Interurban Trail

This urban trail stretches 18 miles and connects the city of Tukwila to the north to the small town of Pacific to the south.
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Kent Valley Loop Trails

This series of loop trails connects the Green River and Interurban trails. Choose from several distinct routes and links to Kent parks and downtown.
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Soos Creek Trail

This six-mile trail meanders through woods, wetlands and meadows.
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Lakes & Shoreline

Cast a line. Launch a kayak. Power up the jet ski. Or just stroll the shore. For water play and sports, Kent is the spot for water fun. Here are a few places to get your feet wet.

Kayaker on dock at Lake Meridian in Kent, Washington

Clark Lake Park

Set on 130 acres, this lakeside park offers fishing, walking trail, BMX and Green River Trail access.
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Lake Fenwick Park

Set on more than 140 acres, this park features a boat launch, fishing, disc golf and walking trails.
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Lake Meridian Park

This is the spot to power up for some water fun. Lake Meridian features a boat launch, swimming and fishing, and is one of the few lakes in the region that allows motorized boating.
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Redondo Pier and Boardwalk

This hidden gem on Puget Sound is just a short distance from Kent, and features a mile-long boardwalk, small beach and sweeping Sound and mountain views.
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Parks

Kent boasts more than 70 parks, playfields, trails and open spaces, and is close to other regional parks. Here’s just a sampling of places to play, picnic, splash and stroll.

Playground at Lake Meridian Park in Kent, Washington

Arbor Heights 360 Park

A skate park and climbing wall highlight this active park, which also includes a picnic area and walking trail.
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Auburn Game Farm Park

Located in nearby Auburn, this popular park features walking trail, play structures and ball fields. The hillside backdrop and proximity to the White River creates a spectacular natural setting.
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Clark Lake Park

Set on 130 acres, this lakeside park offers fishing, walking trail, BMX and Green River Trail access.
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Lake Fenwick Park

Set on more than 140 acres, this park features a boat launch, disc golf, fishing and walking trails.
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Lake Meridian Park

This water-recreation haven offers a swimming beach, fishing, grassy open space, boat launch, play area and walking trails.
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Mill Creek Earthworks Park

This small park is the gateway to a world-renowned collection of landscape art. Take a self-guided tour through grassy mounds and sculpted earth.
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State Parks

Kent is just a few miles from some of Washington’s most beautiful state parks. From water recreation to forest hiking, your adventure is minutes away.

Mount Rainier wildflowers during the summer (Photo Courtesy: Visit Rainier and Deby Dixon)

Dash Point State Park

This 400-acre shoreline camping park offers unencumbered views of Puget Sound, along with fishing, swimming, wildlife viewing, and miles of hiking and biking trails.
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Flaming Geyser State Park

Set on the scenic Green River, this suburban jewel offers hiking and horse trails, water recreation and front-row seats to fall salmon runs. The day-use park is also popular for model flying activities.
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Saltwater State Park

A popular spot for diving and saltwater fishing, this 137-acre marine camping park features more than 1,400 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound.
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