Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail gives students an opportunity to watch spawning Chum salmon in their natural habitat. It provides an ideal field trip opportunity for your students and is designed for group learning. Visitors learn about salmon and environmental stewardship through a series of interpretive signs along the trail. It is an excellent way to give kids a real-world connection to concepts they are learning in the classroom.
The trail will be open to the public again this fall. Free weekday school field trips are available by reservation only. If you would like a trained Docent to lead your class through the trail, email Megan Brady, KCST Coordinator at with the following information for each class/group:
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Sample curriculum can be found under Education & Outreach. If you are interested in setting up a field trip, we will try to get your preferred date and time. Trail visits usually take approximately 1.5 hours, if you would prefer more time, please indicate. You will receive an e-mail confirming your date and time. If you are unable to schedule a KCST field trip, we can arrange to present in your classroom.
A parent to student ratio of 1:10 is recommended for your visit to the trail. Parking at the trail is limited, so please make arrangements for your party to carpool. The majority of the trail is ADA accessible.
Please review Trail Etiquette with your class before arrival.
The salmon trail is a project of the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group and is supported through grants and donations. It was created as a learning opportunity for adults and children throughout the southern Puget Sound area. On weekends in November, the Friday after Thanksgiving and Veterans Day, the Trail is open to the general public and staffed with trained Trail Docents.