Fort Steilacoom Park


Day Hike - Fort Steilacoom Park

After hours Weighted Wednesday training trip specifically offered for those that are interested carrying training weight for future backpack trips this summer. Registration preference to backpackers until May 23 at 8am then trip will open to all Mountaineers.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.1 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 350 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

Fort Steilacoom Park Red Barns at 5:30pm.  No parking pass needed.

Calling all dormant backpackers and backpackers that are learning to carry weight to condition for the upcoming backpacking season! Enjoy Waughop Lake, Mt. Rainier views, and an almost forgotten Garry Oak grove in the park.

This trip is aimed at getting backpackers out on the trail to get in shape for backpacking season so leaders permission is required. On May 23 at 8am the trip will open to all Mountaineers. 


Fort Steilacoom Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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