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Day Hike - Clark's Creek Park Loop

Explore a gem of nature in a 5.5 mile loop hike with 270 feet elevation gain through six Puyallup city parks joined in 2016 by a trail constructed by the Washington Trails Association. At the halfway point, the route goes by a viewpoint overlooking the city that makes a nice lunch spot.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 270 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 200 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

Meet at 10 AM at the Silver Creek Trailhead of South Clark's Creek Park, 1710 12th Ave SW, Puyallup, reached from Meridian St by turning west on W Pioneer St, south on 14th St SW and west on 12th Ave SW to its end at the park.

We will do a counter clockwise loop hike through six parks, with a lunch break at a viewpoint overlooking Puyallup.


Clark's Creek Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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