Green River Trail & Natural Resources Area

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Day Hike - Green River Trail & Natural Resources Area

See wildlife in Kent's Natural Resources area and along the Green River following a rural and picturesque part of the City of Kent's extensive trail network

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi

9:30 am at Van Doren's Landing Park, 22237 Russell Rd, Kent, WA 98032

GPS Coordinates:  47.4007746,-122.2742847

Full directions will be sent to those who register

 

Starting at Van Doren's Landing Park we will explore the trails and viewing towers of the Green River Natural Resources Area. The project's 304 acres provide habitat to an estimated 165 bird and 53 mammal species, and serves as a nesting, feeding, and brooding area for many species that use the Green River corridor as a travel route. Raptors include Peregrines and Kestrels and there are many species of ducks and shorebirds. 

 Then we will hike south along the Green River Trail that is on paved path and a short road section following the river south to the Old Fishing Hole and return by Frager Road (that's mainly closed to motor traffic) and cross a footbridge over the Green River just south of Van Doren's Landing Park to complete the 6 mile loop.

6.0 miles round trip with no significant elevation gain except for climbing the steps up 2 observation towers

 

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Green River Trail & Natural Resources Area


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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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