Ten Trails is Nestled Among Some of the Area’s Best Spots for Kayaking

Ten Trails offers a unique location, with all the style and conveniences of urban living, in a tranquil and rural setting. This new master planned community is just minutes from some of the Seattle area’s best spots for hiking, camping, mountain-biking and water sports. Avid kayakers will love the community’s close proximity to some of the area’s most scenic waterways.

Lake Sawyer

Located less than three miles from Ten Trails, Lake Sawyer is King County’s fourth largest natural lake. Launch your kayak from the public boat ramp, located on the northwest side of the lake, and pay only the $5 parking fee for a day of fun out on the water. Lake Sawyer also boasts one of the area’s best Independence Day fireworks displays! Ten Trails families who kayak and want an up-close-and-personal view of the show can plan to get the lake early to stake their spot for a waterside view!

Nolte State Park 

Just northeast of Enumclaw, on the edge of the Cascade Mountains, Nolte State Park offers 117 acres for Ten Trails residents to explore, including one of the park’s most scenic features: Deep Lake. The lake is perfect for exploring by kayak and, true to its name, the lake’s depth makes it a well-known local fishing hole. A Washington State Parks Discover Pass is required for entrance to the park.

Lake Meridian

Lake Meridian is located just a short drive from Ten Trails in nearby Kent. The lake is one of the few lakes in King County that allows motorized boating, however, kayaking and canoeing are also popular watersports on the lake. Paddlers are rewarded with spectacular views of Mt. Rainier from many vantage points on the lake.

Lake Wilderness

Lake Wilderness is a great spot for Ten Trails residents who would like to enjoy a nearby place for an early-morning paddle. The lake doesn’t allow boats with internal combustion engines, so it’s ideal for kayakers looking for quiet respite and reflection over the park’s natural beauty and a great spot for viewing local wildlife.

Lake Wilderness Park

Point Defiance Park 

Just a short drive Southeast from Ten Trails, Point Defiance is one of the Puget Sound’s most scenic and diverse parks. Boasting miles of walking trails, a Rhododendron garden, botanical gardens, community pea patches, and zoo, the park holds a little something for every Ten Trails family member. Kayakers will love the access to the sound, where a quick paddle away from shore offers breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountain range and the distant shoreline of Vashon island.