Point Defiance Park


Day Hike - Point Defiance Park


  • Easy, Sea Kayak I/II
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 300 ft
  • Pace: easy 1-2 mph

We will meet just before the  Fort Nisqually parking area (picnic spot) at 9:00 AM. I will be driving my dark-ish red Toyota Tundra for ID.

This will be a winter hike sponsored by Tacoma Hiking and Backpacking committee for those who are new to hiking or want to restart hiking. This will be a slow pace so all can complete!

we will follow the dark blue square route around the park (and maybe a slight diversion?).


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
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