Ruston Way Trail

Cummings Park, Washington

Elevation Gain76ft
Trailhead Elevation30ft
Elevation Min/Max13/30ft
Elevation Start/End30/30ft

Ruston Way Trail

Ruston Way Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Tacoma, Washington. It is within Hamilton Park, Dickman Mill Park, Marine Park, and Cummings Park. It is 2.5 miles long and begins at 30 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 76 feet. Along the trail there are parkings, coastlines, a parking, and restrooms.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Tacoma (Falcon Guides)
Allen Cox
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"This waterfront promenade is a magnet for Tacoma residents and visitors year-round, and with one visit it’s easy to see why. The views of the Olympic and Cascade ranges, Puget Sound, Commencement Bay, Vashon Island, and 14,410-foot Mt. Rainier make this one of Tacoma’s most scenic areas. In Tacoma’s infancy, Ruston Way—then Front Street, where boatyards, sawmills, warehouses, and other enterprises once lined the waterfront—was the centerpiece of the city’s commercial life. Today, few relics of Tacoma’s industrial past remain. Instead, parks, public piers, six waterfront restaurants, and a hotel occupy this scenic shoreline with a long promenade connecting it all. Begin the hike at the north end of the promenade and walk southeast (toward the port)." Read more

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Trail Information

Cummings Park
Nearby City
Cummings Park
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USGS Tacoma North
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Dec 2018