Point Defiance Park Outer Loop

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Point Defiance Park Outer Loop is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Tacoma, WA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.1 miles 596 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

12 days ago

2 months ago

One of my favorite places. Love to walk around the point on Owen Beach at low tide.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

This was a beautiful hike with beautiful views. I am new to hiking, and was able to easily do the hike. Places to rest, and even a bathroom and off leash dog park!!

3 months ago

trails were well maintained,very nice, as well as great interaction with other hikers and beautiful surroundings gave an all around
great vibe.
will definitely be hiking there again..

3 months ago

enjoyable

walking
3 months ago

Amazing! Plenty of trails to follow and pretty easy to do! I love hiking, I recently discovered my passion for it, so exploring new parks and trials is my thing. I went in here and I had so much fun, trails are nice and quiet, so much beauty and the smell of the trees is great. There's a lot of spider webs though which is not my favorite but if you go later on the day you won't find any spider webs on the way, since I usually go around at 6:30 am.

4 months ago

Great, highly recommended.

trail running
4 months ago

Beautiful and well taken care of. Lots of people and different trails to explore. Awesome!

hiking
4 months ago

Did it with my 5 year old who was a trooper. She handled the 5.1 miles. Pretty easy with amazing views.

4 months ago

We drove from Seattle. 1 hour drive was more than worth it. Very well kept grounds and Owen beach had a boardwalk that went on for miles. We will for sure come back.
They have:
~Zoo (Point Defiance)
~Playgrounds
~Beach front w/ kayak rentals
~Rose garden
~Botanical gardens
~Trails

hiking
4 months ago

such a great place! Woodland trails right in the city. Sound views, cliffs, enormous western red cedars, Myrtle trees. Lots of wildlife. I have seen deer, coyotes, rabbits, raccoons, and lots more. Leave your music at home to experience the birds and nice periods of quiet. An easy but amazing experience for the whole family. And it is FREE!

4 months ago

4 months ago

beautiful trails that everyone can enjoy!

loved it

5 months ago

It was great. We took our 3 month old puppy and out 3 daughters. We went off trail a few times to get a good hill hike!! Great hike overall

walking
5 months ago

highly trafficed especially on weekends. the walk to the farthest point is a great 180 of chambers bay and is good for all skill levels.

5 months ago

walking
5 months ago

Well maintained no scary cliffs!