Dash Point State Park is a 398-acre camping park with 3,301 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound. The beach provides unobstructed views of the Sound and excellent opportunities for sea-life study.
Lisa G. on Dash Point State Trail
Always an amazing day to bring the pups for a trail run!
bearded h. on Dash Point State Trail
Great day hike on well maintained trails. There are several trail options (many quite short) but almost all crossroads are clearly marked with the trail names. Accurate trail maps with "you are here" indicators are dispersed throughout the main trails. Take a picture of the trail map at the trailhead for reference when in doubt. Some areas could potentially be quite muddy during rainy seasons. No breath taking lookout views here, but several winding paths by creeks in a peaceful forest setting.
As a new hiker trying to get in shape I choose this "easy" trail. Let me tell you- it has a lot of incline and was not easy. I would rate it moderate. Also, the trails were not marked very well and there are a ton of options. Take a map or this app to stay on the requested trail.
My only qualm with dash point is blind corners on some of the mountain bike trails. Hikers are hard to see when you're heading down a trail like log jam. Plenty of terrain for beginner to intermediate mountain biking. Lots of fun. I will be back frequently as I upgrade hardware on my bike.
Preacher K. on Dash Point State Trail
Amazing time with my daughter.
We did this hike today with our 11 and 9 year old nephew and niece along with some friends. We weren't aware of the trails before today. It was a easy, well maintained trail and the kids loved it. There are plenty of options to take. We are looking forward to heading back out.
My son and I decided to do a local hike. Was great day for it and takes you right to the beach. Most of the trail is labeled really well. On the way back we tried the trail through the camp site and got lost. After pulling up this sight we got back on track. We joked and said we just got more steps in! Fun hike
The trails are great for both mountain biking and walking. Most of the tech trails for biking are up top. If you are not familiar with the trails, stop at the ranger's office and get a map. When you come to a trail intersection, look for marker signs 20 to 40 ft into the trail 20 ft up on a tree. Don't waste your money on a map from this website or others. The maps are not as good and the park's map. And make sure you get to the beach. It's beautiful. Enjoy!
This is a great area for in the city hiking. The labyrinth of trails makes for lots of options. There is some elevation gain that keeps it interesting. The maps at the beach and picnic parking areas are not accurate, but once on the trails, there are great maps.