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

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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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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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Kent Lions Skate Park

Also known as “The Dent,” this city-center locale features a small bowl, grind rails and large open area with a fun box in the middle. A good option for beginners.
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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)

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