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Went at sunset and it was amazing!

1 day ago

Found a drone controller on Poo Poo point trail (the flat area where you can see Mt Rainier). Please reply or DM me if this is yours with a description of the controller. Trying to make sure it finds its owner.

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It’s a nice easy hike. Beautiful views of bluff, beach, and the Olympic range in the distance. Try to plan your trek just as low tide arrives. The ocean leaves beautiful tide pools brimming with starfish and other animal life.

Saw an eagle!! At the lighthouse

10 days ago

Good easy hike. paved nice green trail. Ends at the beach... Daughter loved all the little crabs

trail running
11 days ago

Great trail for cardio... did it with the kids 7-12 yrs old... they did get tired, but the end was amazing... we got to see people para gliding.. and some beautiful views.

Nice easy trails, great to bring dogs on. The loop is 4.4 mi but the network is extensive and you could easily double that if you want.

Good trail with very nice views and ocean nearby and it's easy.

16 days ago

We almost didn't go on this hike based in all the reports about tweakers- but if you know the area, it is what it is.

That said, we didn't see any tweakers on our entire hike... There was however broken glass Everywhere throughout the trails (do not take little kids or dogs!!). There are also multiple spots where kids have drawn (fake) satanic symbols on trees and saw a couple trees burned (with these symbols). Again- you could tell it was just teenagers, but still, not all the pleasant nature views you want.

There was a young woman and her dog leaving as we arrived that warned us about a drunk guy by the river spouting stuff off that made her uncomfortable & leave, but we never crossed his path thankfully.

Overall it was a decent hike- but don't go alone & I doubt I will do it again.

17 days ago

Interesting terrain that changes elevation regularly. A lot of burned trees, some young trees. Beautiful fall colors. But, many unnecessary switchbacks, felt like a goat trail. Good news...Pretty streams along much of the way, and not crowded at all on a Friday. Definitely moderate hiking but not as satisfying at the end as Stuart Lake— construction on the dam wrecks the view. Probably not on my list to do again.

loved this trail! will be using it for training!

the main trail is well taken care of.
(side note )
### not as safe as you might think.###
if you take the side trail road near the entrance it veers off , some really cool trails spoiled by homeless people camped out.
garbage, and more refuse people didnt bother to pick up . also some graffiti about one race painted on a tree lying in the lake bed.

I was hoping to see a few spring flowers, but I guess it's too early. Trail is mostly flat. The loop back is rather steep. I'd recommend a walking stick.

26 days ago


Lots of fun to take the kids on. Part of the trail was closed due to construction. But, we still got to hang out by the creek and have a fun easy going morning. Not to busy on the trail, only saw a few people along the way.

It does not have a stunning scenery but it was very peaceful easy walking along the pathway and sitting on the big rocks and looking down the lake from it and it was the most peaceful moment ever and also so good for meditation :) It’s the best part of this hiking! It’s probably good for fall and easy hiking!

on Poo Poo Point Trail

30 days ago

awesome trail with beautiful view on top. definitely recommended.

1 month ago

Great trail along the creek. Some pretty good inclined but manageable. Didn’t have time to do the whole thing but will hike again.

very nice and relaxing walk, beautiful beach great first dogs that like to swim!

Beautiful loop! Great views of the water and some good woods. Not crowded on a Thursday early afternoon. I just walked it but would also be a really fun run. On my trek today I came across a cell phone lying in the brush - I brought it to the visitor's center. Hope you find it!

A nice trail for being in a city. I hiked it mid-day on a Monday and I did not experience a lot of traffic. The trail was generally clean but I was annoyed to see bike-share bikes being left at random points. I'll be back to hike it again since it is close to home and it makes a nice post-workday stress reliever.

1 month ago

Nice little trail following the river! Scetchy parking lot, but that is just part of Tacoma! Once you get passed that it is a fun adventure! Could have been a quiet relaxing walk enjoying the soothing sound of the river, except that I had 6 and 8 year old boys narrating their adventure! It was sad to see so much trash about, but otherwise well maintained walk ways.

1 month ago

Didn’t make it far, detoured. But was a nice hike while it lasted.

This trail is readily accessible via public transportation, which means it's also a busy trail. Great for a nice relaxing stroll while also enjoying some nature!

I was going to try the trail with my dog despite the tweakers in the parking lot but the trail is closed until sept 15th! Maybe next summer I’ll try again.

Great trail for all ages, shapes, and sizes. Great signage and mile markers. Scenery is calming. Destination on the bay worth the short walk.

Grate hiking, nice place and fresh air.

1 month ago

Great hike close to Seattle. Rocky but well maintained trail. Fun to watch the paragliders at the top on a sunny day. You will have lots of company.

I loved this trail. Easy and beautiful!

1 month ago

I went here yesterday and it is absolutly beautiful. I would definitely go again.

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