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 4 mile hike from Dune Peninsula Park to Ft. Nisqually 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.


Point Defiance Park

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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