Green River Trail & Natural Resources Area

Study wildlife while walking along this river-side trail that runs from south Seattle to Kent, and in the natural resources area in Kent. Many loops and variations along this trail are possible.

on the trail

The Green River Trail, managed by King Country Parks & Recreation, is over 19 miles beginning at Cecil Moses Park near Seattle’s south boundary and ending at North Green River Park in south Kent near Auburn. It is paved throughout and bridges the gap between nature and the built environment.

The Green River Natural Resource Area, managed by the Kent Public Works Department, provides habitat to an estimated 165 bird and 53 mammal species, and serves as a nesting, feeding, and brooding area for many species that use the Green River corridor as a travel route. Raptors including Peregrine Falcons and Kestrels and many species of ducks and shorebirds make their home here.

Possible Itineraries

Van Doren's Landing Park-Old Fishing Hole

6-mile loop

Start at Van Doren's Landing Park explore the trails and viewing towers of the Green River Natural Resources Area. Then hike south along the Green River Trail following the river south to the Old Fishing Hole and return by Frager Road and cross a footbridge over the Green River just south of Van Doren's Landing Park to complete the 6 mile loop.

Kent Valley Frog Loop Trail

9-mile loop

Access this loop from downtown Kent or a number of trailheads along the loop including Riverview Park and Van Doren's Landing Park. It's all paved and flat. It includes sections of the Green River Trail, Puget Power Trail and Interurban Trial and can be walked clockwise or counter clockwise.

information for leaders


Because this is a long trail in an urban setting, multiple may use this route/place on the same date. Please be sure to check the activities already listed to be sure your trip does not conflict with another.

  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
  • Length: 6.0 mi
  • Land Manager: Green River Trail
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • see Notes

Upcoming Activities

There are no activities scheduled at this location.

Trip Reports

This is a list of titles that represent the variations of trips you can take at this route/place. This includes side trips, extensions and peak combinations. Not seeing a title that fits your trip? Log in and send us updates, images, or resources.

  • Green River Trail
  • Green River Natural Resources Area
  • Van Doren's Landing Park-Old Fishing Hole
  • Kent Valley Frog Loop Trail
City of Kent Parks & Facilites Guide

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