Point Defiance Park

Tacoma, Washington 98466

Point Defiance Park

Point Defiance Park Professional Review and Guide

"Considered Tacoma’s backyard playground by many local residents, Point Defiance offers just about everything any hiker could want: historical sites, great views, deep forest, and sandy beaches, all accessible via an extensive network of trails.

A loop around the Outside Perimeter Trail will confirm the park as one of the finest urban green spaces anywhere, a natural treasure not far from Tacoma’s downtown core."

Point Defiance Park Reviews

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2/4/2018
The Outer Loop trail is a great, easy trail around Point Defiance Park in a quiet forest setting with beautiful overlooks of the Puget Sound. The trails were well marked at almost every intersection. The trail crosses the road a few times, but there aren’t many cars. Great place to walk a dog! And an easy detour to the dog park gives them a chance to run around for a bit.
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Trail Information

Tacoma
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
4.3
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2 to 3 hours
Duration
Hikable year-round, daily, 30 minutes before sunrise–30 minutes after sunset
Season
300 feet
Trailhead Elevation
feet
Top Elevation
Local Contacts
USGS Gig Harbor
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018