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This place is a gem and currently there are nice size fish in the river. We went off the trail twice accidently, but GPS helped us get back on track. Walk to the view was flat and super easy. Walk from the river up was steep on Katie's trail, but short enough I could still carry my two year old on my shoulders. Slightly muddy by the river, but overall hike was gorgeous and short drive away. We also did the pond loop after, but wasn't much to see. Being in fall and having fish, this is a perfect time to go.

2 months ago

Great walk! Felt very safe.

It’s a bit steep in places. If you continue to Katie’s trail, it can be a bit of a challenge. It’s a long way back up, we broke sweat.

no shade
private property
2 months ago

a small section of the trail attempts to go through an HOA clubhouse. just ignore that and continue on the sidewalk. this isn't much of a nature trail, it's fully paved. the afternoon sun has nearly no cover, and there are no off trails to explore. It's more of an urban trail. it's easy until you get onto the highway, which is quite an uphill climb. there are some wild parsnips growing on the side of the highway, just be careful not to brush up against them. they're not overgrown though. otherwise the trail is well maintained, it's in a well-to-do area so it all feels a bit artificial, in my opinion. not a bad walk. gets the heart pumping. wouldn't call it a hike though.

2 months ago

Great walk, the hill going up is a killer...but felt good.

over grown
washed out
2 months ago

This was a fun hike for myself, my friend, and my 4 year old but to call Katie's trail easy is a lie. Katie's is a STEEP incline. It was rough. Plus, near the river is a couple super muddy spots and a wash out, so be careful! Additionally, the trail was a little confusing due to all of the different path options. The wild blackberries made a yummy snack for the toddler though! I want to go again and check all of the different branches, but stay away from Katie's hill unless you want a challenge.

Really great trail. A little confusing because there are so many break off trails. Also there are lots of stinging nettle that stick out.

Fairly nice trail close to home. Numerous break off trails all over, so be careful you don't get lost. Some are paved, others are not. It's a little difficult to find the entrances, you just have to look for them along the parking areas of Green River College parking lot. Overall though a nice area. Quite shaded, overgrown a little, with old benches to take a break on. And a beautiful overlook for Mt. Rainier, if it's out that day. Will definitely do again.

Secluded trail with some short steep hills. Several areas are overgrown. Overall the trail is a runnable mix of packed dirt, occasional rocks and roots, and paved road. You can hear the hum of S.R. 18 on most of the trail. Would run again but maybe with a running partner.

3 months ago

It was beautiful and we didn't encounter any other hikers on a Sunday morning. Depending on which trails you end up doing, this is moderate, not easy. Walking to the overlook is easy, but if you head to the river and try to find Katie's trail, it is moderate and steep. Bugs were minimal. Some muddy areas near river. GPS and various maps including AllTrails do not line up with reality.

I have lived in Auburn my whole life and this trail as it shows on the map does not exist. Not sure how this got posted on here and accepted as legitimate. There are trails that go along parts of the Green River but they aren’t connected and they don’t go as far south as this map says they do.

Went on this hike today. The trail conditions were very muddy in some areas and VERY OVER GROWN. The trail has not been maintained at all....I got bit by nettles on both legs and arms because of being so over grown. There are some good hills....a couple pretty steep so have to watch your footing . Also no signs at all on the trail and we had a hard time finding the trail head. If you are first timers on this trail like we were you definitely need to use the navigation on the "all trails" app. I probably would not do this hike again unless I knew major maintenance had been done.

This was a great hike with some definite steep decline and inclines. A little hard to follow but doable with some effort.

Perfect escape zone from college and overlook Mount Rainier

The trail is great for the family and can be a little steep at times. it has beautiful greenery but is close to the road at times.

Did this with kids and we all enjoyed it. Different trails that allow you to cut through was also helpful.

5 months ago

Great walk!

6 months ago

this is NOT a hike! its an urban stroll that's not well marked! completely paved! goes through neighborhoods and next to the highway!

fun if you like exploring, but not a great trail. not maintained at all

Nice little trail, marked periodically, from the parking lots if you go as a loop clockwise the trail up from the river will be steeper then on the way down. A sampler that the PNW has to offer, moss covered trees and ferns in the thicker parts to taller thinner pines. A few muddy and slippery spots near the river but nothing really bad. The road noise is a bit hard not to notice. Three stars seems a shame but four is a bit high.

Man I’m out of shape just got my rear ended handed too me

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