Green River Trail & Natural Resources Area


Naturalist Trip - Green River Natural Resources Area

Let's go birding! This is a new and exciting birding hotspot for the birding naturalists With 4 viewing towers and a pond and wetland to visit. This will be an approximate 3-4 hr trip. We'll arrive to Van Doren's Landing Park and walk to the Green River Natural Resources Area (GRNRA) Which is adjacent to the park. Welcome INW Students! Please see Leader's Notes below for Current INW student priority registration instruction.

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi
  • Pace: Slow with many stops

We'll meet at 9:00am at Van Doren's Landing Park's parking lot at 21901 Russell Rd, Kent, WA 98032 . This park is adjacent to the Green River Natural Resources Area (GRNRA).  Arrive a little early to use the restroom  and get ready to hike at 9 am.

Current INW Student Priority Registration  Please contact me at for priority registration May 3-May 9th.

General Membership Registration  Registration opens on May 10th at 7am.

We will bird while walking leisurely and stopping often for 3-4 miles along graveled trails for about 3-4 hours.   There are 4 viewing towers, one in Van Dornen's Landing overlooking the Green River and 3 viewing towers at GRNRA along the trails leading to the lake surrounded by wetland and woodland.  These are perfect habitats for waterfowl, woodland birds and raptors.  We'll walk and stop often to the  lakeshore,  through the wetland and woodland areas searching for and identifying mainly birds but other wildlife and flora of interest.  We'll make good use of the towers. You'll need your stair climbing legs.

There is a covered picnic area here after we explore the area west of the lake we will stop for a restroom break and snacks or lunch depending on time. We will check in to determine additional routes to explore or call it a day.


Green River Trail & Natural Resources Area

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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