Day Hike - Green River Trail

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Day Hike - Green River Trail

From Hogan Park on Russell Road in Kent we will hike along trails that follow both the west and east banks of the Green River. It’s part loop and part out and back. Our turnaround place will be the Three Friend Fishing Hole. All the route will be flat and paved. There are interesting features and some good views along the way.

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COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 35 ft
  • Pace: 2.25 average moving speed

Three Friends Fishing Hole Park in Kent at 9:30 am

Full details of location and driving directions will be emailed soon after registration closes at 5pm on Dec. 9

COVID Requirements:

In line with the most recent  Safe Start Washington updated for November 16 through Monday, December 14, including all counties in Washington and will  apply over Thanksgiving and the date of this hike:

“Indoor Social Gatherings with people from outside your household are prohibited unless they (a) quarantine for fourteen days (14) prior to the social gathering; or (b) quarantine for seven (7) days prior to the social gathering and receive a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 48-hours prior to the gathering. A household is defined as individuals residing in the same domicile.”

If you do not intend to follow this directive, I respectfully ask that you cancel your registration and do not come on this trip.

I’m especially making this request in the interests of those of us who are in high risk groups.

In addition. all participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before attending an in-person Mountaineers activity during our COVID-19 response. By proceeding with any of the upcoming activities you are already registered to attend, you affirm that you have reviewed The Mountaineers COVID-19 Code of Conduct and the guidance for participants and leaders available on the COVID-19 Response page, and you agree to follow this guidance during each activity. Please remove yourself from any upcoming activity if you are unable or unwilling to follow The Mountaineers guidance at the time of the program.

Also, to help ensure your safety and the safety of our fellow hikers, the leader asks that you only carpool to the trailhead with other members of your household registered for the same trip.  

All participants will need to have a face covering (mask, bandanna or muff), hand sanitizer and a backpack containing the 10 essentials. Where ever possible all group member will maintain the 6ft minimum social distancing protocol and be ready to pull up face covering over mouth and nose when this is not possible passing others on the trail and at the trailhead.

From Hogan Park on Russell Road in Kent we will hike south along the Green River Trail beside Riverbend golf course to the Meeker Street Bridge. Here we will cross the river and visit the Old Fishing Hole with its Salmon and Cedar totem pole. Then we will head north on Frager Rd. following the west riverbank to S. S.212th St where we will cross back onto the Green River Trail to arrive at our turnaround point: The Three Friends Fishing Hole. There is a shelter here with benched for our lunch stop and restrooms close by. On our return leg we will take the Green River Trail (with a short diversion because of trail closure due to levy and salmon restoration work) south back to Hogan Park. On the way we will pass Kent’s oldest surviving homestead from 1885.

All the route will be flat and paved. There are interesting features and some good views along the way.

Route/Place

Green River Trail & Natural Resources Area


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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