Day Hike - Swan Creek Canyon


Day Hike - Swan Creek Canyon

A close to home hike with enough elevation gain to stretch your legs. This will be a dog friendly hike. 2 friendly and leashed dogs will be allowed on a first come basis (email leader). Hikers need to be conformable with dogs.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.15 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 325 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 348 ft
  • Pace: 2.2mph, hike as a group

10am Swan Creek Park Community Garden parking lot.

2299 E 42nd St, Tacoma, WA 98404

I will be in a blue minivan.

Easy forest path with some narrow and steep sections. This is a winter hike so prepare for rain. Trail may be muddy and slippery. 


Swan Creek Canyon

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
  11. Face mask/shield
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