Point Defiance Park


Day Hike - Point Defiance Park

Hike five miles of scenic trails through Tacoma's Point Defiance Park, with views of Puget Sound at multiple viewpoints.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 300 ft

Meet at 9 AM at the parking lot by the tennis courts at the main park entrance.

This is an opportunity to explore one of the USA's largest city parks, including varied vegetation and views of Puget Sound.  No parking pass is required. 


Point Defiance 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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