Day Hike - Lake Fenwick via the Rabbit Loop


Day Hike - Lake Fenwick via the Rabbit Loop

We will be in town, but for much of this route it's more like the countryside as we travel to Lake Fenwick along the Rabbit Loop and return along the Green River Trail in Kent. We visit a beautiful rural park on the Kent West Hill with interesting trails, a pretty lake and views.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 245 ft
  • Pace: 2 MPH

10:00 am at "Hogan Park at Russell Road" 24400 Russell Road, Kent, WA 98032

Full directions to the location and other trip details will be sent to those who register once registration closes


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Starting from Hogan Park at Russell Road we will travel at a moderate pace to the Green River Bridge along the new Meeker St. pedestrian/cycle trail and walk east alongside the east bank of the Green River following the Rabbit Loop. This is a part of the Kent Valley Loops Trail System. We will cross the footbridge under SR 516 and head back west along the realigned Frager Rd path. to reach the Old Fishing Hole after almost 2 miles.

After looping the pond we will cross SR 516 and enter Lake Fenwick Park by the Woodlands Estate Apts. We will follow a trail combining boardwalk, dirt and gravel sections. As the secluded trail turns to the right (north) we climb a steep metal staircase of about 180 steps. After a short flat section the path then descends quite steeply to the lakeside giving glimpses of the lake to our left. Following sections of gravel path, grass and roadside close to the lakeside including a boardwalk section we will reach the Fenwick Park Boat Launch and travel further along the lakeside to find a picnic table for a lunch stop with a toilet close by.

We will return by the same route until we re-cross SR 516. We will rejoin the Green River Trail on the east bank of the river and follow this trail north and then east alongside the River Bend Golf Course to where the trail meets Russell Road. We cross the road at a crosswalk and turn right to re-enter Hogan Park at Russell Road to complete the trip.

This hike is approximately 6 miles round trip and 180 ft. elevation gain. There are sections of road shoulder, sidewalk, paved, boardwalk gravel, grass and dirt trail: the latter which can be quite muddy in parts in winter and after rain. So, hiking boots rather than shoes are recommended.

I propose to lead the trip at a moderate pack: approximately 2 mph average moving speed.

Full trip details will be sent out as soon as registration closes on Nov. 27. I will provide copies of the City of Kent Parks and Facilities Guide that shows our route.

Please contact the leader, Chris Ensor for more information:


Lake Fenwick via the Rabbit Loop

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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