Point Defiance Park


Day Hike - Point Defiance Park

Sleep-in Sunday: Sleep in and still get a hike in! All-season close to home hike in forest starting at 10am.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 300 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph, hike as a group.

Meet at 10:00 am in the parking area next to the Point Defiance Park tennis course. On the right side just inside the main entrance. 

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407

An easy forest hike close to home! We will be hiking counterclockwise-on the outer (blue square) loop. We will pass by several viewpoints and Fort Nisqually keeping an eye out for wildlife.


Point Defiance Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

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