GoHike Hiking Trip - 2-5 miles, up to 750 feet gain

Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Series

GoHike Hiking Trip - 2-5 miles, up to 750 feet gain - Des Moines Creek Park & Trail

This hike can apply toward your GoHike Series graduation! This is a dog-friendly hike, with room for up to 2 dogs.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft
  • Pace: 1.5mph

Meet at Des Moines Beach Park at 9:00am

We will start and end our hike from the DesMoines Beach Park where restrooms are available.  No special parking pass is needed to park here, but there is a small ($4) parking fee.

The park entrance is at 22030 Cliff Ave S. To reach the park, take Exit 149 from I-5, head west, and continue on for about two miles. The street bends right and becomes Marine View Drive S. In three blocks, turn left onto S 223rd St which becomes Cliff Ave S and leads to the park.

This is a dog-friendly hike with room for up to 2 dogs.  You must contact the hike leader for permission if you'd like to bring your dog. Dog owners must commit to strict "Leash and scoop" principles.  Please familiarize yourself with dog-hiking etiquette before the trip:  Hiking With Dogs - The Basics — The Mountaineers. 

This is a great beginner hike in South King County and is a lovely paved trail that winds its way along a creek from the beach to a park, following the greenbelt. Bring a snack/lunch and plenty of water and dress in layers.  Hiking poles and sturdy trail shoes or hiking boots are strongly recommended. 

We will hike at an easy pace with frequent check-in's with participants along the way, allowing time to learn about some of the local plants/trees, do some beach exploring and having a chance to socialize as well.

This hike will follow the Mountaineers hiking guidelines for COVID-19 that apply on the date of this trip.

All participants will be required to have a face covering ready to pull up at the trailhead, and will be asked to be familiar with and follow the Mountaineers Covid-19 guidelines for trip.

For the group's safety, every participant is asked to commit to conservative covid behavior  prior to the trip


Des Moines Creek Park & Trail

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