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

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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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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Springwood Park

Come and play. Springwood Park features basketball courts, play equipment, walking trails and public art.
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Van Doren’s Landing Park

Nestled against the Green River, this park offers fishing, a wiffleball field, a pickleball court, horseshoe pits, trail access and playground fun featuring a Mt. Rainier-inspired climbing structure!
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West Fenwick Park

A fun place to play, this west Kent Hill park features basketball, tennis and handball courts, along with trails and play equipment.
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West Hill Skate Park

This park features three connected, concrete bowls of varying degrees of difficulty, along with rails and ramps. Local skateboarders helped create and install the public art.
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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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