Des Moines Creek Park & Trail


Day Hike - Des Moines Creek Park & Trail

Have a wilderness experience close to home, enjoying fall colors while hiking through the scenic Des Moines Creek canyon to Des Moines Creek Park, where sheltered picnic tables are available for our lunch stop overlooking Puget Sound, and restrooms are nearby.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft

Meet at 10:30 AM by the restroom at Angle Lake Park, north of S 200th St on Pacific Highway South (International Blvd).  It is most easily reached by taking the S 200th St Exit from I-5, heading west on S 200th St and right at Pacific Highway South (International Blvd).  

We will caravan from Angle Lake Park to the trailhead on 200th St, just west of the Federal jail.  No parking pass is required.  Restrooms are available at the meeting place and the lunch spot, but not at the trailhead or along the hiking route.  We will have the option to hike to the end of the Des Moines Marina pier, where there are nice views up and down Puget Sound.


Des Moines Creek Park & Trail

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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