Point Defiance Park


Day Hike - Point Defiance Park

FAMILY HIKE - Preference is given to well-prepared kids 4 years and older accompanied by a parent/guardian.

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi

Meeting place will be determined with participants by email.  

We will hike deep into the heart of the old-growth forest in Point Defiance Park, where we may see park wildlife.   We will begin our adventure at Owen Beach, hike out to the Gig Harbor Viewpoint, visit the giant Mountaineers Tree and return to our starting point.  An optional visit to Point Defiance Zoo can also be included in the trip.  Be sure to bring a lunch, appropriate clothing for the weather, and the 10 essentials.  


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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