Sequalitchew Canyon & Dupont Bluff


Day Hike - Sequalitchew Canyon & Dupont Bluff

Enjoy a peaceful woodland trail on an old railroad grade through Sequalitchew Canyon, past historic sites to a pebbled beach on Puget Sound. From there, we will follow the DuPont Bluff trail south to additional historic sites as well as excellent views of Puget Sound and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.

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  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 450 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 250 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

The group will meet at 10:00 am at the trailhead.  Trailhead parking is located next to the DuPont City Hall and Civic Center; 1700 Civic Dr, DuPont WA 98327.  No parking pass is required.  There is a restroom available.

There are additional trails that allow the hike length to be adjusted between 6 and 8 miles. The total distance for the day will be determined by the weather and the enthusiasm of the group.  A trail map may be downloaded from the City of DuPont (

Rain and wind resistant clothing is required and sturdy foot gear is needed.

Directions and other trip details will be sent to those who sign up after registration closes on January 9th.


Sequalitchew Canyon & Dupont Bluff

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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