Point Defiance Park


Day Hike - Point Defiance Park

Family hike for 5+ years and ability to hike 4-5 miles. Preference is given to kids with parents/guardians. Kids will work with Junior Ranger activities and earn badges.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 300 ft

Morning meeting place and time will be arranged with participating families.

Will be hiking on established trails at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma and using trail maps and the Junior Ranger program. Lunch (at the beach), sunscreen, snacks and plenty of water are required. More details will be provided to participants.


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
Trip Reports