Green River Natural Area
Some of the trails along the river between Auburn and Enumclaw are still under construction, but it’s quite easy to link sections of good trail together for an enjoyable trip on foot or by bike or horse. Start by heading down the access road 1.2 miles past moss-covered trees to the Green River. Here you’ll find a picnic table and kiosk with a map. From here, follow the undulating Potter’s Trail 1.4 miles to a grassy opening and more access to the river. After returning via the same trail, use the kiosk map to plot a route out of the valley and back to your car.
You’ll have several options, all traveling through a mixture of evergreen, hardwood and cottonwood trees. The trails are well marked. I followed the 0.8-mile Three Bridges Trail (You’ll never guess how many bridges you’ll cross) with a quick side trip on the 0.25-mile Kaponis Trail. Then I linked to the 0.5-mile (and rougher) Hop Craze Trail. Hop Craze dumped me back on the access road just 0.3 miles from the parking area.
Craig Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org