Spanaway Park & Bresemann Forest


Day Hike - Bresemann Forest & Spanaway Park

Come and check out the newly renovated trails and Pierce County improvements in Bresemann Forest and enjoy lakeside views of Spanaway Lake with our weighted packs. Priority to Tacoma Branch Intro to Backpacking students until April 16th, then open to everyone.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 270 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph, hike as a group

Bresemann Forest Entrance on west end of Sprinker Recreation Center Parking Lot at 4pm. No parking pass required.

This trip is geared toward Intro to Backpacking students learning to carry a weighted pack to get ready for backpacking season. We will be hiking several of the newly renovated trails in Bresemann Forest then over to Spanaway Park for a forested loop in the park, and finish the trip off with another loop beside Spanaway Lake. Bring a sack dinner.

Bresemann Forest Trail Map:


Spanaway Park & Bresemann Forest

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
  • Mask
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Overnight pack or day pack with an appropriate amount of gear/weight for your fitness level
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