Tacoma Narrows Bridge

An easy stroll on the Scott Pierson Trail and SR-16 across an iconic Tacoma landmark. The trail is used by walkers, runners, and cyclists.

getting there


Take Exit 4 off of SR-16 an turn left onto N Jackson Ave. Drive 0.3 mile, turn left onto 6th Ave, continue 0.2 mile, and turn left into the Narrows Park & Ride. Bear left and continue to the west end of the parking lot and the War Memorial Trailhead.


  • Pierce County Transit Line 100
  • Sound Transit Line 595

on the trail

Walk from War Memorial Park along the Scott Pierson Trail and SR-16 across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and back. Look for views of Mount Rainier on a clear day.

The Scott Pierson Trail is over 6 miles long and runs between S 25th St in Tacoma and 24th St NW in Kitsap. Though it runs along a busy city highway, it's a good city trail run.


  • There's lots of automobile traffic on the bridge and pedestrian and bicycle traffic on the trail, often making for a busy, noisy walk.
  • Winds can be high on the bridge. Check the weather forecast below.
  • It's also possible to start at Titlow Park.
  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking, Trail Running, Urban Adventure
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 3.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 350 ft
  • 340 ft
  • Pirece County Bike Map
  • Tacoma City Map
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  • Scott Pierson Trail
  • Scott Pierson Trail (Tacoma Narrows Bridge)
  • War Memorial Park to Tacoma Narrows Bridge
  • Titlow Park to Tacoma Narrows Bridge

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