Tacoma Downtown, Museums & Waterfront


Day Hike - Tacoma Downtown

Weighted Wednesday Backpack Brigade-Week 1! Stairs of Downtown Tacoma

  • *Varies*
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
  • Pace: 2.5

Spanish Stairs on the side of McMenamins Tacoma 6pm.

First in a series of midweek opportunities to condition for backpacking season.  Put on your pack with desired training weight and get your body reaccustomed to carrying your house on your back. We will look for opportunities to climb stairs as we walk from McMenamins toward Tacoma Convention Center, UWT, the Glass Museum, and the Murray Morgan Bridge.  Difficulty will depend on your baseline readiness and weight you are carrying.  We will allow time for 1-2 laps on each stair climb, choose your own challenge. Also be on the lookout for hidden staircases, anything we can respectfully climb over!

Opportunity for no-host refreshment at McMenamins after finishing our loop.


Tacoma Downtown, Museums & Waterfront

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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