Lake Wilderness Park


Day Hike - Lake Wilderness Park

Join the Tacoma Singles Activities Committee for a midweek evening hike to Lake Wilderness Park. Hike on two historic railroad grades through four tunnels, across two bridges and through a botanical garden on a forested route to beautiful Lake Wilderness Park, where we will eat dinner at a picnic table by the lake.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • High Point Elevation: 500 ft
  • Pace: 2.5 mph

Meet at 6:30 PM at the Maple Valley McDonald's Restaurant at 23225 Maple Valley Highway (SR 169), reached by driving east on SR 18 and turning right at the SE 231st St exit and right again on the Maple Valley Highway (SR 169), where McDonald's is on your right.

From McDonald's we will caravan a short distance to the trailhead parking lot of SR 169 near 236th Ave SE.  No parking pass is required.  Restrooms are located at the meeting spot (McDonald's) and at the lunch spot (Lake Wilderness Park), but not at the trailhead or elsewhere on the hiking route. 


Lake Wilderness 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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