Explore the best trails near Tacoma with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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trail locations for Tacoma, Washington
trail running
7 days ago

Pretty urban wilderness area with a beautiful lake and lots of ducks. Easy trail around the lake with a dog park and off-leash dog trails on the vicinity as well. I ran around Wapato on a sunny afternoon in winter with ice on the lake and ducks walking on water. Not too crowded and everyone I met was friendly. Seems a wonderful dog-friendly place to take a quick run.

Great place to walk/exercise wonderful views

One of my favorite places to walk or jog! Lots of hills add to the intensity of the workout.

awesome view and killer sun sets

walking
24 days ago

I enjoy the walk around the lake even at night- their is such a calm peacefulness. Went for a jog/ fast walk after dark. Did 4 miles. There was a few people out with their dogs, and I brought mine along. I felt safe. I like that the police station is at the entrance off 72nd street. My first time walking here at night.The crisp air filling my lungs felt so good

Beautifully maintained space.

walking
24 days ago

walking
27 days ago

Walked this trail many times over the years.Noticed I need to start getting out more - walked 3xs around lake today and 2xs in off leash dog area with my Aussie Amy. Enjoy taking my dogs to the off-leash dog park area. I also like the 2 foot bridges- they are located off away from the main loop around the lake. Just ask and people will point out the path to take to find the foot bridges.Happy Trails!!!

on Swan Creek Trail

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trail running
2 months ago

Awesome outing. Lots of creepy crawlers to find, beautiful stream to walk along or through, just hours of fun. The trail is pretty moderate, anyone can do at the own pace.

Low tide.......can't beat it. Amazing

walking
2 months ago

It's not marked very well at all. I ended up on a bike trail with bike flying past me at very high speeds. It was very scary and they need to get some signs put up for the foot trail.

nice quick hike with a great leg work-out