Kent Lake Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Forest Knolls, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
park at the end of Sinaloa Ave
Pretty fun hike, very wooded, only saw 3 people on the trail and it was on a weekend in the middle of summer. The lake is super nice and really warm, kind of a bummer there's no swimming there. One thing to note, there's a lot of uphill and downhill in both the ascent and descent. So amount of time up and back are pretty much the same. It took my wife, dog and I 4.5 hours roundtrip. We spent about of those 45 minutes eating lunch at the lake. Definitely worth checking out if you're in the area!
This area is great for hiking and fishing. dogs on leash only, and no swimming in the lake. you are able to jump in down at the ink wells, near the parking area.