Des Moines Creek Park & Trail


Day Hike - Des Moines Creek Park & Trail

Experience the wilderness beauty of the Des Moines Creek valley enroute to our lunch spot at a picnic table overlooking Puget Sound.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 200 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

Meet at 10:30 AM at the trailhead parking lot on the south side of S 200th St at the traffic light at the bottom of the hill west of International Blvd (Pacific Hwy S), reached by taking the S 200th St exit westbound from I-5.

No parking pass is required at the trailhead parking lot.  There is a portapotty there and there are men's and women's restrooms at the lunch spot.  Those needing a regular restroom stop enroute to the trailhead parking lot, could stop at Angle Lake Park at S 195th St on International Blvd.  If the weather permits and there is interest in doing so, we could walk during our lunch break to the end of the Des Moines pier, where we would have a better view of 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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