Point Defiance Park


Day Hike - Point Defiance Park

On this Family Hike we will explore the beautiful trails in Point Defiance Park. Preference will be given to adults accompanying children 4 years-old and older. The pace will be slower, and activities geared for kids will be offered.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 300 ft

We will meet at 10:15 am.  The meeting place will be shared with participants by email 2 days before the event.  

We will hike on good trails deep into the heart of the old-growth forest in Point Defiance Park, where we may see park wildlife.  Our adventure will begin at Owen Beach in the park, and from there we will hike out to the Gig Harbor Viewpoint.  We will visit the giant Mountaineers Tree along the way, stop to identify flora and fauna, and return to our starting point.  Masks will be required.  Be sure to bring a lunch, appropriate clothing for the weather, and the 10 essentials.  No parking passes are required for Point Defiance Park.  


Point Defiance Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Masks will be required for the safety of all participants. 

The Ten Essentials

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