Squaxin Park


Day Hike - Squaxin Park

***A WELCOME TO HIKING DAY HIKE*** These are winter hikes sponsored by Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee for those who are new to hiking or want to restart hiking. They will be at a pace appropriate for the group. PLEASE - VACCINATED HIKERS ONLY.

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/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.25
  • Elevation Gain: 350 ft
  • Pace: 1 to 2 mph

Meet at 9:00 am in the parking lot on the east side of East Bay Drive NE by the maintenance facility. Restrooms are available. No parking pass is required.

Directions: From I-5, take exit 105 signed for the Port of Olympia. Continue onto Plum Street SE for a little more than half a mile.  This road turns into East Bay Drive Northeast. Stay on the road for 1.5 miles and turn right into the parking lot on the east side of the road.

***Welcome to Hiking Series***
Get yourself out and on the trails during the offseason by joining the Tacoma Hiking and Backpacking Committee on a series of easy to moderate fall and winter hikes that are focused on beginners. Learn tips, tricks, and strategies from our experienced hike leaders that will help increase your confidence to get outside and enjoy yourself. Hikes will range from 4 to 6 miles in length and will be led at a slower pace that is perfect for beginning hikers. These trips will run from November 2021 through March 2022.

Priest Point park has lovely up-and-down wooded trails and views of Budd Inlet.  If the tide is out, this hike may include a walk on a pebbled beach.

THIS HIKE IS FOR VACCINATED HIKERS ONLY THOUGH.  Since it also is listed as a Leader's Permission required hike, please send me a copy of your vaccination card with your request to hike with me.  (Block out all personal information except your name .)   Thank you for your understanding.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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