GoHike Hiking Trip - 2-4 miles, <500 feet gain - Point Defiance Park

Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Series

GoHike Hiking Trip - 2-4 miles, <500 feet gain - Point Defiance Park

This gentle 3 mile hike from Dune Peninsula Park to Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park Tacoma can apply toward your GoHike Graduation! These will have a gentle pace.

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  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 200 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 mph

Meet at 10:30AM at Dune Peninsula Park parking lot- google map location https://goo.gl/maps/ffLoctMWBRPyKRMg9.

Carpooling with anyone outside your household is not recommended at this time due to the risk of Covid-19.

There are restrooms at the trailhead and at the lunch spot (Fort Nisqually).  No parking pass is required at Dune Peninsula Park.

 We start out on a wide concrete path leading over a pedestrian overpass to Point Defiance Park, pass by the historic Pagoda and through the Japanese Garden to the Fort Nisqually picnic area, our lunch stop and turnaround point.

Route/Place

Point Defiance Park


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Footwear should be appropriate for walking on concrete and dirt paths.  Non-cotton clothing should be worn that can be layered to adjust to changing body temperatures.

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