Soos Creek Trail to Lake Meridian Park


Day Hike - Soos Creek Trail to Lake Meridian Park

Enjoy a wilderness experience in an urban setting, hiking 9 miles RT with minimal elevation gain on a wide, paved trail through beautiful, forested Soos Creek Park, stopping for lunch at a picnic table overlooking the lake in picturesque Lake Meridian Park, where ducks abound.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 100 ft

Meet at 10 AM at the parking lot on the north side of SE 208th St in the 13600 block in the Kent east hill area.  It can be reached from SR 167 by taking the S 212th Way exit and heading east.

This is a popular urban hike, because you can hike 9 miles almost entirely along a stream within a forested valley, with little elevation gain.  The ducks at Lake Meridian provide a welcoming committee.  There are restrooms at the trailhead, the lunch spot and two intermediate locations.  The route is paved the entire way, except for the short stroll across the lawn of Lake Meridian Park.  No parking pass is required.


Soos Creek Trail to Lake Meridian Park

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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