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This trail has an active capital project - Green River Trail North Extension project

The Green River Trail winds more than 19 miles through industrial lands near the Duwamish Waterway in Tukwila to the broad Green River Valley. The trail provides excellent views and access to the Green River and surrounding river valley from Cecil Moses Park near Seattle’s south boundary to North Green River Park in south Kent near Auburn.

The trail links industrial lands to pastoral landscapes, parks, communities, and river views. Ideal for recreational journeys and nonmotorized commuting, the trail is highly popular with a variety of user groups. In the future the trail is slated to continue south through the City of Auburn and eventually to Flaming Geyser State Park at the Green River Gorge.

Trail History

A trail from Seattle to Kent along the Green and Duwamish Rivers

The Green River Trail is one of the longest contiguous regional trails in the Puget Sound Region with 19 paved miles from the south edge of Seattle to the city of Kent. Following the shore of the Green River and the Duwamish River the trail passes through Cecil Moses Park and Fort Dent before converging with the Interurban Trail, which it crosses again in the southern region at Foster Park.

An excellent commuting corridor for many of the workers in the local business parks, the trail crosses several bridges, goes under Interstate 5, and traverses an older neighborhood surrounded with commercial development, allowing travelers a varied landscape to enjoy.

Along the banks are Osprey nests, as well as a number of covered benches for bird watching.

Why did King County develop the Green River Trail?

The Green River Trail is part of a larger vision of mobility and access to all residents of King County. Not only does our Regional Trails System provide a connection between locations, it also connects people to healthy living, recreational opportunities, mental health, stress reduction and much, much more.

A trail for the community

By 2018, design of the extension project for the paved trail through South Park is expected to be approved, and in the year following construction is anticipated.

Design and construction of the extension will continue to adhere to the standards of other regional trails, and will provide a safe, multi-use regional trail for bicyclists, pedestrians, joggers, skaters, strollers, wheelchairs, and users of all ages and abilities.