Kent Valley Trail. Courtesy Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services
Kent Valley Loop Trails
A total of almost 40 miles of mostly paved and flat terrain is made up of five trails in this multi-use system that winds through Kent Valley, with varied lengths and difficulties for riders of all skill levels. The Rabbit path along the river bank is the shortest at 1.6 miles and best suited to the training-wheel set, with the Heron second at 4.5 miles (see if you can spot its namesake along the way!). Feeling ambitious? Try the 9-mile Frog route or the Eagle Loop with its soaring views of Mount Rainier (this one is best left for expert riders!).
Post-cycling pit stop: Pick up a sweet treat from Alki Bakery (weekdays), or head over to Ikea to munch on Swedish meatballs.
Editor's note: This article was originally published in 2019 and updated for 2021.