Day Hike - Point Defiance Park


Day Hike - Point Defiance Park

Sleep-in Sunday: Sleep in and still get a hike in! Get out of the house and enjoy some hiking in the rain! All-season close to home hike in forest and along the beach starting at 10am.

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
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 300 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph, hike as a group.

Due to COVID restrictions CarPooling is not recommended unless with members of your household.

Meet at 10:00 am in the parking area next to the tennis course. On the right side just inside the main entrance to the park.

An easy forest and beach hike close to home! We will be hiking counterclockwise-on the outer (blue square) loop. We will pass by several viewpoints,  Fort Nisqually, lunch at Owen Beach, and return via the promenade walk.

Due to COVID restrictions participants will need to review and agree to the Mountaineers COVID-19 Code of Conduct and wear a cloth mask during the hike.
Pace will be adjusted to group to accommodate mask use and weather conditions.

By signing up for this hike you have reviewed the Code of Conduct and agree with the guidelines.


Point Defiance Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Insulation/Rain Gear
  2. Boots for muddy trails
  3. Nutrition (extra food)
  4. Hydration (extra water)
  5. Cloth Face Mask
  6. Hand Sanitizer
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