Day Hike - Soos Creek Trail to Lake Meridian Park


Day Hike - Soos Creek Trail to Lake Meridian Park

We will hike from close to the west end of the paved, undulating Soos Creek trail to the easterly end and then cross the street to reach Lake Meridian Park where we will have lunch by a scenic lake. We will return by the same route. This is # 5 and last in a series of Explore Kent Hikes offered in April and May.

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.
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 190 ft
  • Pace: 2.5 MPH avarage moving speed

Meet at 9:00 AM in the parking lot for the Gary Grant Park on SE 208th St at the 13600 block in Kent.

Full directions will be emailed soon after registration closes at 5p on May 26.

From Gary Grant Park we will hikes east approximately 9 miles round trip to the east end of the Soos Creek Trail. This is a popular and scenic undulating paved trail that is shared with cyclists and other hikers. At the end of the trail we will cross the street and walk a short way down a wide shoulder to enter Lake Meridian Park. This park looks over Lake Meridian and there are various places we can have lunch at plus bathrooms, After lunch we will return by the same Soos Creek Trail.


 This hike will follow the Healthy Washington Phase and the Mountaineers hiking guidelines for COVID-19 that apply on the date of this trip.

Participants who are not fully vaccinated (Pfizer & Moderna two shots + 2 weeks or J&J one shot + 2 weeks) are expected to wear a mask when we meetup and on the trail when it’s not possible to keep a minimum of 6 ft. distance from others. Please do not register if you are unwilling to meet this expectation.

 Full trip details will be emailed soon after registration closes at 5pm on May 26. 



Soos Creek Trail to Lake Meridian Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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