Green River Community College

Auburn, WA
Length: 1.00 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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This system of trails navigates through the lush forest behind the college.  This is my go-to for an easy 1 mile toddler hike with a view of Mt. Rainier. The Foundation Trail is a 1 mile loop, side trails can shorten or lengthen the loop. The trail is dirt, has a few easy hills, a pond, a set of pull-up bars, and a bench at the viewpoint.  There are a few map signs along the way. Additional trails, while usually muddy in all but summertime, can add mileage and a view of the Green River. This trail is all-terrain stroller-friendly. Note: When school is in session there will be no parking available until after noon. Bus accessible.

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Trail Features

Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 50 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Shaded Hike and Viewpoint

At the southeast corner of the Foundation Trail Loop is the viewpoint that on a clear day has a lovely view of Mt. Rainier.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

My favorite access to the trail system is in the P6 parking lot. It’s easiest to find it by entering the campus at the West Entrance off SE 320th St near 120th Pl SE. Take the first right just after the information booth, stay straight to head downhill to the P6 parking lot. Trailhead is at the bottom of the small hill.

Trail Contributor

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Hi! I’m Lani. I’ve been a branch ambassador since Jan ’17.  I now have two children: Oliver 3, Mavis 6 months.  I love to hike all the trails and am so grateful to have found HiB!