Point Defiance Park


Day Hike - Point Defiance Park

Short, easy day hike in Tacoma's beautiful 670 acre park.

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  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 4.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 300 ft

 We will meet at the picnic shelter in the Rhododendron Garden, at 10:00 am. The Rhododendron Garden is right off of Five Mile Rd, just inside the park. We'll start hiking at 10:15 am. 

 This will be a  fun, easy hike in the beautiful 400 acres of old growth forest in this  accessible  city park!


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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