Looking for a great trail in Kennedy Creek Natural Area Preserve, Washington? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, trail running trails, wildlife trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Kennedy Creek Natural Area Preserve ranging from 5.6 to 12 miles and from 29 to 1,286 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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no shade
2 days ago

Basically just a logging road but very walkable. Lucky that the day was overcast because shade would have been sparse. Good trail to walk for distance but nothing that interesting. Excited to return to Kennedy Creek during spawning season!

A little muddy by the falls but overall easy, exposed hike! lots of flowers this time of year! falls were incredible despite their size.

Almost all rocks & not marked at all-would have kept going but could not really tell a worn path - nowhere near the 6 miles advertised

Great hike with steep parts. Forest service road that goes by the Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail (good small trail with views of the creek). Trek along the forest service road till you find the sign for “Bayview” and/ or “Wedgie” trails. Traverse along till you get to the cut-off; which is rocky and steep. Don’t forget to take in the views at “Four Amigos” about 2/3 along the trail on the left marked with a newer sign and blue letters. Once you hit the water filled old rock quarry you’re almost at the end. The last leg is a service road that curls around to a cul-de-sac type open ending at the top. The Mimzie lookout has great views of the sound (Oyster Bay), the power lines (which offers other good hikes) that go up hill and over toward Summit Lake, and the green diamond land valley.

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rocky
4 days ago

Majority is forest service road until you turn off onto “Wedgie” trail. Traverse up hill and turn onto “Wedgie Cutoff” trail toward the summit. Don’t forget to take advantage of “Four Amigos” lookout on your way (trail is off to the left on your way up, was marked with new sign with blue letters). If you go a bit further on the same trail downhill you will come upon a water filled old rock quarry. There are multiple trails at meet there. You can catch the forest road on East side (left as you come down along the quarry) back downhill to the start... to make a loop.

hiking
muddy
off trail
over grown
private property
5 days ago

Great hike! The main path to the trailhead is service roads. Once you get to the trail head it can be a little hard to find (use this app). It is marked with a red sign saying “Falls ➡️”. The short trail is very muddy (boots or waterproof shoes)... but well worth the trek. The Falls has a upper and lower area with a small pool between the two. You can cross over to the other side by traversing across rocks on the upper falls area, but mind your step near the missy lower falls area as it is a bit of a drop down.

hiking
blowdown
over grown
private property
rocky
5 days ago

*Active logging* The beginning is much like an over grown driveway of crushed black rock that turns to stones. There is a lot of tree cover on this section which gives it a nice start and end to the hike while in the shade. The middle is a service logging road that whines around up to the final push. The last section is a climb to the peak. The preset map trail was closed off due to active logging but I was able to take an alternate route that wrapped around to views over Summit Lake... but could not hit the true summit due to logging crane and safety (logs coming up hill and overhead suspended by cables).

hiking
8 days ago

Really nice trail, did not finish the hike. Half way we saw a bear and well we got scared. We ended up running back to the car

hiking
muddy
8 days ago

single file path, some very muddy spots, but the falls are worth it.

This place is gorgeous. On a sunny day u get the best of both worlds Walking in the sun and then forest to the falls. Muddy walk to falls so wear appropriate shoes. The falls and water are amazing. So worth the walk.

This is a good hike if you go without dogs. The trail mostly had large sharp rocks that were really hard on their paws. If you go with dogs I recommend some kind of paw protection. We couldn’t finish the hike for this reason. Also, watch out for ticks; I was picking a bunch of them off our dogs on our way back to the car.

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no shade
private property
15 days ago

Great long hike. Mostly logging roads, but nice views. Lost my Ray Bans on a black neck cord if anyone finds them would appreciate getting them back. You can call me at (360) 249-8150. Thanks.

hiking
bugs
off trail
over grown
private property
rocky
20 days ago

Great hike... started by going up the spider web lane and power line trails back toward Whiskey Hill, then over to Suzuki; which over looks toward Summit Lake. Visited the top of Mimzie trail then went passed the quarry up to Four Amigos Peak. Finally, followed the Wedgie trail back down (careful it’s very rocky, steep, and prone to ankle rolls) and out the Bayview trail.

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muddy
21 days ago

fun hike. alot of road walking. nice payout with the falls though.

me and my boyfriend went on this hike it was amazing! yes the off trail to the falls is muddy because water is running threw it in places. once you get there though it is beautiful! I suggest bringing water shoes if you want to get in the water. we went for a dip it was cold at first but it was very nice. definitely going to go down this trail more

hiking
muddy
over grown
private property
rocky
23 days ago

This trail was amazing! When you get there you hit a gate saying “private property” just go in don’t drive in your not aloud to drive in though. Very muddy near the end, wear appropriate shoes I made that mistake, I REPEAT WEAR APPROPRIATE SHOES! If you wear Sneakers they will get soaked! The waterfall is beautiful! Be careful though, if you reach the end you can go to the top of the waterfall if so make sure your wearing boots or something and you can probably make it to the middle. Oh yeah, to get to the falls there is a small red sign near where there is a small pathway, if you aren’t a fan of touching or getting bugs on you this isn’t the trail for you haha.

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bugs
muddy
private property
rocky
23 days ago

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muddy
25 days ago

I thoroughly enjoyed this hike! I went on Monday (Memorial Day) with a friend and we spent the afternoon making our way to the creek and exploring. As stated, the overall hike is about 6 miles in full (round trip), but just a small portion of it is actual trail - maybe around 1/4 mile - and the rest is logging roads. The trail itself is also rather muddy still, so we did have a bit of a rough time trying to avoid submerging our shoes. Although, once we made it to the creek itself, I finally gave up on my shoes so I could enjoy exploring the river some more. There wasn’t anywhere for me to rinse the mud from the trail off on the way back to the truck, so I ended up using what was left in my water bottle. Overall, I’d advise bringing shoes that you don’t mind getting wet/muddy and that you can wear through the creek, because the rocks are a bit slick for going barefoot. Maybe also bring plastic bags and some extra shoes if you don’t have a good place to put dirty ones in your vehicle. As for the view, it was beautiful! Even if you’re not interested in hiking logging roads, the end result is gorgeous and a great picnic area :) ***You will have to watch for the sign to the actual trail, as it is sitting on the ground, and you will also likely want to use your GPS to make sure you take the proper turns on the logging roads.

I do this trail often, just for the workout. Views of the Sound, and specifically Oyster Bay are very nice up there.

hiking
private property
26 days ago

It was a little harder than I expected. A couple of steep uphills. The trail is easy to follow but had to check the map in every intersection. There are very few signs. Lots of little snakes this time of the year. I really liked how very well maintained the trail is. Also saw very little garbage. Very few hikers, horse riders and bicyclists on the trail. I really appreciate the quietness.

hiking
muddy
private property
rocky
scramble
27 days ago

Great hike! Took a few off-shoots to hit Kennedy Creek salmon area, the falls (hard to find trail head and very muddy trail), mimzie trail end/ view point (great views but very windy), and top Mount Madron & Four Amigos Peak (the signature sign is a little hard to find, but on north end of hill side behind some trees). Wedgie Hill was pretty steep and rocky coming downhill.

Trail was mostly a road but the last quarter mile , it was muddy but able to get around most of it it was a nice waterfall worth the hike

The trail was nice, plenty of shade, nice breeze, but would recommend waterproof shoes for getting to the falls.

hiking
30 days ago

Fire road and views of logged area. Not that great. We won’t be back probably. Trail to waterfall overgrown we didn’t want to push through all the overgrowth. Checked off the list of places to explore, but we wouldn’t recommend.

hiking
off trail
30 days ago

Trail running, Mostly forest roads. Some single track out there. Planned on 12, but didn’t get lost on some dead ends, ran 13.5 instead. Some great views though. Took the dog as well.

hiking
no shade
private property
1 month ago

This was a nice day hike with decent views on occasion. The trail is made for 4 wheelers and horses, so it doesn’t have that “wilderness feel.” Great for families though! Not too uphill. Make sure to watch the trail map with this one though. It’s easy to veer off track.

horseback riding
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Had the trail to ourselves. There’s a red ribbon now on where to turn off the main road. The little single-track trail to the falls is well flagged, and just past the first stream crossing. Gorgeous day, great company, a bit muddy, but passable in sneakers.

just finished the hike. first part of the logging road was mildly rocky. after 1st juncture it was much smoother all the way to the falls trail head. GPS is useful. path to falls is slightly wet and muddy in spots. the falls definitely were a pleasant site to behold. And, I saw no other person the entire hike up and back. HEADS UP!!! When you come off the falls trail back on to the logging road, expect an up hill hike out of the valley. A good cardio exercise. loved the hike and will do it again.

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