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


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nice quick hike with a great leg work-out

This is a great trail for running. Close to my house and rolling hills and well maintained trail. Perfect length for a good work out.

We loved it! Fairly easy, and large enough to choose the areas where you want to hike around. Some areas were more difficult than others. We really enjoyed the architecture, and hiking around the golf course. Just go check it out, you won't regret it!

on Swan Creek Trail

25 days ago

The lower trail starting from parking at Pioneer is nice. Occasionally difficult to follow the trail, but overall a fun, short trail. Trail maps could be better but the trails are short enough it's not a big deal.

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

Great place to bring the family

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.

it's ok. Middle of city.
nice park good with kids and dog.

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.

A bit tiring towards the end with quick increase in elevation.

Easy run, doesn't feel like 2.1 miles. Nice view.

1 month ago

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!

1 month ago

It was a blast to follow the trail out then bush wack threw the creek bed back out, love this trail and it's so close. I can not wait to do it again.

1 month ago

It was our first trail since moving here. For me the trail was a little difficult. For my boyfriend he said it was pretty easy.

1 month ago

trail is very easy and great for beginners