Travel Blog

Wine to water

Enjoy the view this spring with a road trip from Kent to some of Washington's best wine and water attractions.

The Pacific Northwest is a hiker’s paradise. And you don’t have to leave the city limits to hit the trail. In Kent, you’ll find miles of trails, complete with mountain views, waterside routes, tree-line paths and plenty of wildlife.

From solo hikes to family treks and Fido-friendly routes—just make sure Fido is on a leash—Kent has plenty of options. Here are just a few.

Post-trail tip: Electrolytes are on tap at Airways Brewing. Try the Jumbo Juice pale ale.

  • Soos Creek Trail travels six miles through woods, wetlands and meadows. Pack the binoculars. You’re likely to see river otters, herons, eagles and more wildlife.

Trail tip: Get lunch to go from Wild Wheat Bakery Café and Restaurant. Baked goods and cold smoked lox are made on site.

  • If you’re looking for a higher elevation and heart rate, Kent is only 30 miles from the Issaquah Alps. Pick your peak. Poo Poo Point offers a steep incline and quite a show at the top where hang gliders launch daily, conditions permitting.

Trail tip: You’ll want a hearty breakfast before you go. Stop in at Maggie’s on Meeker for Maggie’s Mess—sautéed onions and sausage or ham over hash browns and covered in gravy.

Ready to hit the trail? Find out more about all there is to see and do in Kent.