Swan Creek Trail

Swan Creek County Park, Washington

Distance1.9mi
Elevation Gain1,448ft
Trailhead Elevation30ft
Top316ft
Elevation Min/Max25/316ft
Elevation Start/End30/30ft

Swan Creek Trail

Swan Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Pierce County, Washington. It is within Swan Creek County Park and Swan Creek Park Metro. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 30 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,448 feet. Near the trailhead there is a parking. This trail connects with the following: Canyon Rim Trail.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Tacoma (Falcon Guides)
Allen Cox
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"Seldom-visited Swan Creek Park is one of Tacoma’s bestkept secrets. This undeveloped 322-acre stretch of land runs through a canyon with a wide creek bed at its floor and a virtual jungle of native trees, ferns, and wildflowers hugging the steep hillsides. Beside the creek, native vegetation, and wildlife, the main attraction in this park is the trail, making this shady, wooded canyon an urban hiker’s paradise. Forgotten, neglected, and once in peril for acquisition as a landfill, the canyon that makes up Swan Creek Park is one of the region’s biggest success stories, and one with a very happy ending—for hikers. Grassroots conservation groups rescued the land and have since dedicated themselves to cleaning up the park and restoring both the creek and forest habitats. Hikers should stay tuned to developments in this park." Read more

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Swan Creek County Park
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USGS Tacoma South
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Dec 2018