Point Defiance Park


Day Hike - Point Defiance Park

Evening Dog Friendly Hike! Do you want to take your dog on a hike in the evening? Well then sign up and join me!

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Meet at 6 PM in the zoo parking area by the trail head for the Blue Trail.  More specific information in  the leader's email 2-3 days prior to be sent out to all who sign up.

The plan is to follow the blue or light blue routes marked on the park map to see most of the park.   Rest stop site will just depend upon how we travel with our dogs.  The goal will be to complete the hike between 8:30 and 9pm to ensure we are at our cars when there is still good light. Therefore, the route may also change based upon how it goes while traveling with our dogs.   Point Defiance Park Trail Map can be found through this link:    https://www.metroparkstacoma.org/five-mile-drive/ 


Point Defiance Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials + 11

  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
  11.  Leader to send out email prior to hike with more details instructions.
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