dogs on leash
Kat M. on Point Defiance Park Outer Loop
One of my favorite places. Love to walk around the point on Owen Beach at low tide.
Wow what a walk. I started out too strong and by the end it was all I could do to make it to the parking lot. If I come here again I'll pace myself a bit more. S health fitness tracker on my phone said I walked 3.68 miles but All Trails said 4 miles. That's a huge difference in distance, not sure which is right. Or maybe it's somewhere in the middle.
Trail was ok. Started at pioneer and really didn't like the gravel and rock, was glad it wasn't the entire trail. I wish the trail was marked a little better that's why I gave it 3 stars. Was my first time and was trail running and with all the other small trails coming in and out it made it hard to know we were on the right trail. Loved the scenery.
It's a nice break from our usual trails, and it leads down to Ruston Way. If your looking for really rustic trails, with animals, waterfalls, and captivating scenery...this isn't the trail for you. My 2 yr old enjoyed it, but parts were challenging for him. It was a bit of challenge going back. I left the wife and kid down, ran up and got the car. Parts were stinky. I'd probably bring the kid carrier next time for the trip back up!