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This was a great trail and I really enjoyed my walk/hike today on it! It’s is mostly unpaved with a paved section that follows downsize a running creek. The day was beautiful, but with the trail sort of going down, what I would call a crevasse between to higher sections filled with trees, it stayed a little chilly. It was totally worth the hike down and the beautiful sound waterfront end was a magnificent reward! It was lightly traveled today and I pretty much had the long stretch of beach to myself and my dog. I would say this more an easy trail and believe the intermediate rating is because your hike going back is all uphill. I would consider it a little strenuous for an older out of shape person but it is definitely easily doable and gives you that accomplished feeling. My tracker showed my walk at 3.10 miles from start to end. Trail starts at a weird location next to the building on the left.

Such a beautiful trail my girls loved wadding in the creek and it’s an easy path for toddlers. We really enjoyed this trail. There’s also some big boulders for climbing with the older kids near the entrance. A great place for a family day outdoors.

Nice easy trail, relaxing with great views.

This is a great little hike on an unpaved trail. It was really beautiful, especially along side the creek. Parking lot is at Sprinker, we actually passed by it, so keep a look out as the entrance is right next to the big parking lot near the woods. We did this trail on a Sunday and it was not busy at all. There is another walking area almost right across the street at Spanaway Lake, it is a paved trail and since we were there we decided to do both. So glad we did bc I had no idea that Spanaway Lake was that big! Super fun day and do both trails!

Loved coming here to de-stress.

6 days ago

The trails at this park are in fantastic condition and very well maintained. Even on a nice Saturday, it was not super busy and I had plenty of peaceful alone time. It’s worth noting that there is not an actual trail called “Dash Point Trail”. The entire park is a series of small connected choose-your-own adventure trails. There were maps and signs throughout, making navigation quite simple. In total I was able to get in 5.6 miles pretty easily.

Most of the trail is closed off, try doing it in a year or two if fixed...

Great trails system thru out the whole park. easy access to nice flat stony beach with a lagoon. almost all trails are NICELY wheelchair accessible. Beautiful views of Puget sound and Mt. Rainier. dogs on leash only.

Wouldn’t rate as moderate. Very easy walk. 3 miles round trip. Pretty cool scenery. Nice little beach area.

Great hike today.

12 days ago

This is a great hike that I highly recommend with a partner. I don’t recommend single female hikers as some of the people on the trail seem a little shady and a few smoking pot. The trail is an average challenge which is great for beginners and a great trail to practice on. It is a quiet scenic trail, very few people on a weekends and even quieter during the week. I plan on using this trail as my training trail for a big backpack trip this summer. I think the average person will be surprised by all the beauty.

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12 days ago

It’s a decent trail. Mainly creeksode walking. Random sitting benches. One recommendation would be to put a honey bucket or some sort of restroom somewhere along the trail for those of us who like being hydrated... but at the end of the trail is a great view of sea life and the water. Sunset is beautiful on a nice day.

Short but beautiful. We did a big hike earlier in the day so arrived tired in the afternoon and it was perfect. A little crowded but super beautiful. Had our kiddos and they enjoyed it, especially our 4 year old. Thumbs up!

A nice trail for a short outing. About 3 miles round trip and not difficult. There are even a couple of benches along the way if you wanted to rest. It ends right on the Sound with beautiful views. It's definitely one we will do again. Great for families. We plan on going back in the summer.

Not dog friendly. But a beautiful walk.

A great hike for the area. There are some hilly areas and stairs. It was beautiful today but I wish I would have brought my walking sticks.

18 days ago

This isn’t your typical urban trail. I made the mistake of not wearing my hiking boots and just wore my trail shoes, I was still able to hike it, but I would have felt more stable with my boots. There is one washout across the trail but it easy to walk through.

Easy quick hike well worth the trip and easy to head to another hike after did steam donkey after this.

Loved walking this trail with my pup!

Lovely area lots of bird activity. Heads up though dogs are not allowed on boardwalk. Which is the better part of the trail.

I was pleasantly surprised at the condition of the trails. Even with all of the rain/snow we've had they really weren't very muddy. Well maintained. Beautiful scenery. Wasn't super busy today but I imagine on a sunny weekend day it probably gets packed. Don't forget your Discover pass. When I was leaving a ranger was checking for them.

24 days ago

Roads were snowy. Trail had slush so going down decline was tricky.

Nice wide trail beautiful trees , best part was getting to the water

Beautiful sights. There are a few trails that seemingly intersect, so starting on one may wind up on another.

Beautiful, short hike and close to Steam Donkey Loop which are both easily doable in a day.

30 days ago

1 month ago

Overall a great trail. Decent elevation gain, a nice workout. Because of the recent storms, a couple areas of the trail are partially washed out. One area in particular was tricky with kids and dogs. Not impassable, just watch your footing. Some icy spots I don't expect to clear up soon, but obviously not a spring and summer problem. :)

1 month ago

A bit muddy, but I enjoyed the combination of forest and ocean. Perhaps a better place to camp out than hike.

Had to maneuver the washout area (will get your feet wet). Came upon a herd of elk walking up the road to the trailhead. North side of loop was closed due to a bridge washout. No warning signs at trailhead.

Beautiful falls!

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