Soos Creek Trail is a 11.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kent, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. 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: 11.5 miles Elevation Gain: 616 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

walking

running

partially paved

wildlife

bugs

hiking
no shade
2 days ago

10 days ago

nice long easy trail.

hiking
25 days ago

Heavy traffic for covid times. detoured to neighborhood and was a nice walk.

hiking
26 days ago

Dog-friendly and easy for a good walk. Watch and be cautious for traffic when crossing roads.

hiking
27 days ago

PEOPLE DO NOT FOLLOW SOCIAL DISTANCING ON THIS TRAIL. Several folks have been yelled at, screamed at and called foul names for wanting 6 feet distance! Bikes zooming by - no social distancing, joggers - no social distancing, moms with strollers and small children - no social distancing, Groups walking together. One jogging mom called a walker a fucking psycho bitch for wanting 2 more feet of space for social distancing also told a walker to get off the trail and go somewhere else to get the 6 feet. Volatility and violations have been reported to the city, to the police and to the parks department. DON'T GO HERE IF YOU WANT OR NEED TO SOICAL DISTANCE TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS FROM THIS KILLER PANDEMIC.

walking
1 month ago

It was a nice day for a walk, was my firs time really liked but i wish the road showed the miles written on the street. It was not busy but lots of bikes.

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful and easy trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy, mostly flat with some rolling features to it- great for biking, walking, running, being outside... good for any age. No drinking water but spaced out portajohns

walking
8 months ago

This is a nice, paved path for walking, running or cycling. I walked out and back an hour each way, which turned out to be about 4.5 miles. There are some hills, but none of them are extreme. Some parts of the path are fully shaded and others are completely exposed to the sun. I thought there was a nice balance. I noticed quite a few slugs and caterpillars on the path and spent a fair amount of time moving them into the grass in hopes of saving them. Next time I will bring my bike.

road biking
no shade
8 months ago

road biking
bugs
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Nice, easy walk. If alone, I recommend listening to an audiobook (Today it was “The Color of Water” for me!) and remember to bring water since it’s a tad hot and muggy, at least right now. There were friendly faces, mostly walkers, some joggers and bikers. All just out enjoying the trail! Will definitely be back :)

hiking
9 months ago

This trail is a beautiful trail awesome views of mt raineer

hiking
9 months ago

this trail also connects to a forest in lake meridian park, I loved exploring it. be careful googling soos Creek trail, it will take you to the other end which is private property

hiking
9 months ago

Really long trail!

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hiking
10 months ago

other than the absolute asshat Caucasian guy on the bicycle who doesn't understand or know how to say on your left when they pass on the bicycle this is a great trail. keep an eye out for the asshats who don't know how to say on your left.

hiking
10 months ago

Decided to go for a walk and this one was nice, had benches, tables and restrooms throughout the walk, not too crowded and very scenic.

hiking
10 months ago

Great paved trail. I like to start at one end and go halfway and back since I can’t hike 11 miles. Then on another day I’ll start from the other end. Really cool wetlands, open spaces with a view of Ranier, bridges and some street crossings. I’ll often see hawks, bald eagles, lots of cottontails and various wetlands birds and ducks. Nice urban trail that’s convenient. Go early to avoid people.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice easy walk with little to no incline depending on where on the trail you start. I take my dog on this trail a lot for a little exercise.

hiking
no shade
Mon Apr 29 2019

April 2019: 11.8 miles, 3:33 hours. Hiked the entire thing on a Saturday morning. Perfect for training hikes/runs! Wide, well maintained path that makes it easy to zone out and focus on the workout. Surprisingly it wasn’t crowded. Passed over a dozen parties; they were all respectful and quiet. Only one bike group, but there weren’t any issues. Mostly older couples, dog walkers, and a couple families. No trash, homeless, or weirdos. Also didn’t see any horseback riders. There are 4 restrooms spaced along the 11.8 miles. The trail crosses the road regularly, so be prepared to wait at crosswalks. Be aware that after the beginning sections in the woods, the rest will be unshaded—especially the middle section which is swampy. It’s probably roasting and buggy in the warmer months! Decent amount of up/downhill in the rolling hills—enough to hurt good! No views on this hike, but that wasn’t the point.

hiking
Tue Apr 02 2019

Awesome trail for running or walking. My kids enjoyed it too.

Wed Mar 27 2019

Lovely trail for everyone!!! Went with family (grandma, kids 3 yr old and 5 yr old) perfect spot for biking, walking and jogging.

Wed Mar 13 2019

1st time we walked on it! Did about 3 miles! Great surroundings! We started from the far end in Kent and it was gorgeous! Not too many people on the trail and saw lots of little birds and squirrels. Had some areas of nice incline which was great! Very stroller and family friendly trail. Highly recommend!

running
Sat Nov 24 2018

its all paved

Wed Oct 17 2018

Great for mushroom hunting.

Fri Sep 21 2018

the main trail is well taken care of. (side note ) ### not as safe as you might think.### if you take the side trail road near the entrance it veers off , some really cool trails spoiled by homeless people camped out. garbage, and more refuse people didnt bother to pick up . also some graffiti about one race painted on a tree lying in the lake bed.

walking
Fri Aug 24 2018

Nice trail, lots of trees and variety. Good for a quick 30 minute walk among trees or hours long walk if you keep going. Usually start in Covington close to lake meridian.

Fri Jul 20 2018

We’ve biked and walked this one. Very nice trail, but can be a bit crowded. There is a fun playground about a quarter of the way in from the south end.

road biking
Mon Jul 16 2018

Nice bike ride with a few hills. Paved for the 11.5 miles. Easy to moderate depending on your level and bike training.

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