Day Hike - Kent Valley Frog Loop Trail

Trip

Day Hike - Kent Valley Frog Loop Trail

We will explore a part of the Kent Valley Loop Trails system that follows sections of the Green River, Interurban and Puget Power trials.

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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: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 65 ft
  • Pace: 2.5 MPH average moving speed

9:30 am at Hogan Park, 24400 Russell Road, Kent, WA 98032

Directions and other trip details will be emailed to participants as soon as registration closes on Dec.2.

This hike will follow the WA State Phased Approach to Reopening Business and Modifying Physical Distancing and the Mountaineers hiking guidelines for COVID-19 that apply on the date of this trip.

Starting from Hogan Park at Russell Road we will travel at a moderate pace following the Frog Loop Trail. This is part of the Kent Valley Loop Trails system.

Our loop will include Riverview Park and some quite new sections of trail. It's all paved and flat. The route takes in sections of the Green River Trail, Puget Power Trail and Interurban Trial with some interesting sights along the way including river levy and  salmon improvements, a bald eagles nest, wetlands improvements, a nature preserve, new housing and retail developments, a major bridge building project, a golf course and the oldest surviving homestead in Kent. 

I plan that we will stop for lunch about half way at Kent Station in the downtown area where there are some chair and tables to sit out at,  a Panera's for any snacks or coffee you may need if you do not pack a meal and restrooms close by. Please note that there is no shelter where we meet or anywhere along the trail, so at this time of year having good waterproof gear, gloves and a warm layer for when we rest along with the other 10 essentials is important.

I plan to lead the hike at a moderate to brisk pace of approximately 2.5 mph average moving speed in view the flat terrain and  because almost all the trails we will take are paved.  As it's 10 mile loop a good level or fitness and stamina is required. No map is required for this trip. The leader has it to follow on GAIA GPS.

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.

Full trip details will be emailed as soon as registration closes on Dec. 2. 

In the interim, please contact the leader for more information: ctrails@comcast.net

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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