Kent Lake Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1801 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

park at the end of Sinaloa Ave

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Would like to keep this one a secret but that is not what we do on All Trails - great hike. BTW - at least 8 miles. Not much parking and be prepared to drive on a few one lane roads in a residential area to get to the TH. A lot of variety on the trail + also some ups & downs but well worth it. Didnt see anyone on the trail. I made two small changes to the original trail 1) when you get closer to the lake, the original map has you going left on Grassy Knoll - go right on Continental Cove. You go up a little however there is a stretch of about a 1/2 mile that is just amazing - so Green even when everything in the Bay is Brown/Gold. This trail also connects back to the lake and Grassy Knoll 2) Near the end of the hike before you go down Candace Canyon - keep going (maybe 2 minutes) to Manzanita Fire road for some great views of the Hills. Double back and connect on CC trail. One down side - no great views of the lake but still a great hike

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Did this trail a few weeks ago- enjoyed the variation in scenery. Got to see a beautiful osprey tending to its chicks in one of the high trees on the way down to Kent Lake.

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My friends and I loved this trail. It was a bit confusing to get started, and it was longer than 6.5 miles, but well worth it.

Best places to park for the trailhead on the map is at the entrance to the fire road off of Cortez Ave, or at the end of Tamarack Rd. You walk about 5 min on the fire roads to the trail head.

The total trail was 9 miles. It took us about 3 hours. Most of the trail is shaded which was awesome.

When you get to the fork of the two trails, I would suggest going right as it seems to be and easier climb and then right onto the other trail on the way back.

I would say this is a solid intermediate. Bring a good amount of water, and some snacks to enjoy by the lake.

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