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    Darren Schuler saved McClellan Butte Trail

    almost 5 years ago

    Darren Schuler reviewed Watershed Park

    over 5 years ago

    This is a randomly located trail off the road on Henderson Blvd. Drove by it many time and finally decided to see what was up. This is a 4.5 mile loop through a gulley of sorts. It has a niced dirt path and some wood bridges and walkways. There is a lot of vegetation and a small creek that runs through it. Not really a jogging spot but a fun walk to take kids through or walk my dog.

    Darren Schuler completed Watershed Park Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Darren Schuler reviewed Gold Creek Pond Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Gold Creek Pond is a great winter trail for the family. Its a mere mile and a half tops. There was lots of snow but a well blazed trail, that loops around Gold Creek Pond. It is very snow shoe and cross country ski friendly. But make sure you have your winter pass on your car. The Ranger is always close by. Parking along this road in the winter is a little sketchy. This appears to be a nice kick it summer spot as well. There are many picnic and bbq areas and the lake is wonderful looking. Close by looks to be a great sleeding area as well.

    Darren Schuler completed Gold Creek Pond Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Darren Schuler saved Sheep Lake Trail

    almost 6 years ago

    Darren Schuler reviewed Commencement Bay

    almost 6 years ago

    Wouldn't call this a trail as much as the waterfront boardwalk. This is more like a 3 mile long stretch of good walking, jogging, or biking path. There are lots of little parks, docks, and restaurants. Its a really pretty place to exercise or take your kids. But not a hike.

    Darren Schuler completed Commencement Bay Trail

    almost 6 years ago

    Darren Schuler reviewed Titlow Park

    almost 6 years ago

    There is a 1 mile trail loop down to T.O.A. This is a pretty walk in the day time. Its full of teenagers at night time. To many highschoolers with loud cars and booze at night. Beautiful dock in the day time. The lake is gross.

    Darren Schuler completed Titlow Park [CLOSED]

    almost 6 years ago

    Darren Schuler reviewed Penrose Point State Park Trail

    almost 6 years ago

    This loop is quite easy but a nice walk.

    Darren Schuler completed Penrose Point State Park Trail

    almost 6 years ago

    Darren Schuler reviewed Clark's Creek Trail

    almost 6 years ago

    This is a fun trail. Not strenuous at all but fun. I used to ride my bike through this trail. The parks are fun for kids. You can feed the ducks. And this trail comes out at a hatchery that is kinda neat to browse.

    Darren Schuler completed Clark's Creek Trail

    almost 6 years ago

    Darren Schuler reviewed Dash Point State Park Beach & Campground

    almost 6 years ago

    The trails through here aren't super long by any means but they are fun. The forested areas are pretty. The beach itself is usually quite crowded but nice. A good place to skim board.

    Darren Schuler completed Dash Point Trail

    almost 6 years ago

    Darren Schuler reviewed Pike Place Market

    almost 6 years ago

    Darren Schuler completed Pike Place Market

    almost 6 years ago

    Darren Schuler reviewed Cushman Trail

    almost 6 years ago

    Excellent trail for riding a bike or getting your run on. I leave from tacoma ride across the Narrows Bridge, get on this trail and have a blast. This trail is paved and great for riding, walking, or running. It is flat in parts but also has some great fast elevation gain on the way back. It gets pretty steep. Its great for interval training or muscle building. Or for just a fun fit walk.

    Darren Schuler completed Cushman Trail

    almost 6 years ago

    Darren Schuler reviewed Foothills Trail

    almost 6 years ago

    Darren Schuler reviewed Chambers Creek Properties (Soundview + Grandview Trails)

    almost 6 years ago

    The review below mine has me at a junction. This was an old rock quarry. That rock quarry built the economy that is now University Place. They took that and built a very nice PGA golf course that made the best use of the land that was abandoned. This is an amazing golf course. But i'll give him is very barren looking for a washington course. For there are no trees. Non the less the loop here is paved not a trail of sorts. It is a good place to walk your dog or get your jog on. The top portion is a very flat fun place to jog or longboard. There is also a switchback section, waterfront walk, and a giant uphill to complete this loop. If you are looking for a pretty place to exercise or walk the dog this is it. There is also an off leash dog park here as well.

    Darren Schuler reviewed Point Defiance Park Trails

    almost 6 years ago

    Point Defiance Park Trail is a different kind of hiking. Its a beautiful getaway in the middle of a city per say. Point Defiance Park is a wonderful and beautiful place. It has parks, a zoo, a 5 mile loop that is a beautiful scenic jog walk or drive. It has an outer and inner loop trial. While on these trails you will feel like you are in the wilderness. Here is native vegetation and wildlife all around. You are hiking through a forest. And when you are done you exit the park to the dim reality that this used to exist everywhere and now you are in the little town of Ruston. City is everywhere. These trails are not strenuous. They are a gorgeous walk, jog, or bike ride. There are many gardens along the way that you can look at. This is a gorgeous place. After doing many hikes through national forests and through mountains, i can honestly say i see the most wildlife at Pt. Defiance Park on a short 5 mile drive or walk than any other place.

    On a side note: since i have grown up at Pt. Defiance. This place is amazing and beautiful. But the day time is the best time. Sat and Sun the 5 mile drive is closed to motor vehicles and is pedestrian only. So it is safe. The night life here gets a little teenage. You will see the local high school kids driving to fast and acting to cool. Park in well lit high visible areas to avoid the smash and grab. There is no longer the beloved Never Never Land but Ft Nisqually is standing firm.

    Darren Schuler completed Point Defiance Park Outer Loop

    almost 6 years ago

    Darren Schuler saved High Rock Lookout Trail

    almost 6 years ago

    Darren Schuler reviewed Carter Falls Trail

    almost 6 years ago

    Carter falls is a small section of the Wonderland trail. It is an easy hike starting across the Cougar Rock Campground at the Paradise river trailhead. Its a short hike to this falls and the view is ok. I would suggest keep walking another mile or so and continue to Narada Falls the view is much much better.

    Darren Schuler reviewed Narada Falls Trail

    almost 6 years ago

    This trail is a very fun hike for anyone really. It starts at the paradise trail head just below Paradise, closer to cougar rock campground. At the very start you'll cross a log bridge across the river and begin a clean hike up to the falls. Along the way you'll pass carter falls. A smaller waterfall but a decent viewpoint. Then you'll cross a river across another wooden bridge. Here you can stop to play in the water. This is a nice rest stop. Finally you'll start to elevation gain till you feel the mist of Narada Falls. This falls viewpoint is crowded but worth it. It is simply beautiful. To get here really doesn't take that long and anyone can do it. From here you can continue all the way up to Paradise if you want. It also walks to Reflection Lake if you want to keep going. If you aren't as motivated as some you can see these falls from the road. There is a parking lot where you can view the top of the falls looking down for only a ten foot hike from your car.

    Darren Schuler reviewed Monte Cristo

    almost 6 years ago

    This trail is super easy and fun. The trail isn't labeled as well as it should be from the road. When you reach the end of the paved road on Mt. Highway Loop, there is a sign marked trail. It is a 8 ft. wide gravel road. This is the trail. It is relatively flat the entire way out there and well worth the 4 mile hike to the old mining town of Monte Cristo. This town is whats leftover from a late 1800's mining town. There was also a volunteer information guide there that will show you some cool pictures and give you some really cool information. There is a detour on this trail now due to some washout. I opted not to take it. There is a downed tree that is more than an adequate log bridge to get across the water. The detour was very unnecessary at this time. You will see old buildings you will see signs where buildings once stood. There are a lot of relics just lying around. Its a fun hike and trail is easy enough to mountain bike as well.

    Darren Schuler completed Monte Cristo Trail

    almost 6 years ago

    Darren Schuler reviewed Perry Creek Trail

    almost 6 years ago

    Perry Creek trail is an easy fun hike. The old trail head has been washed out and is now located 1 mile down the road in the Mt. Dickerman trailhead parking lot. This trail has a moderate elevation gain and is a little tricky in a few spots but is an easy trail non the less. the waterfall is beautiful. The trail comes to the top of the falls and the view down is beautiful. Further up from the falls another 2 miles and a lot of switchbacks later is the meadows. I didn't opt to continue to the meadows for i wanted to do a second trail that day. But i hear despite the switchbacks its quite beautiful.

    Darren Schuler completed Perry Creek Trail

    almost 6 years ago

    Darren Schuler saved Gothic Basin Trail

    almost 6 years ago

    Darren Schuler saved Mount Si Trail

    almost 6 years ago

    Darren Schuler reviewed Big Four Ice Caves Trail

    almost 6 years ago

    This is a wonderful trail for anyone. This is an extremely easy hike to some wonderful ice caves. You can't go in them for they are incredibly unstable. But the view is completely worth it.

    Darren Schuler completed Big Four Ice Caves Trail

    almost 6 years ago

    Darren Schuler reviewed Dickerman Mountain Trail

    almost 6 years ago

    Around 3875 ft in elevation gain in around 4.4 miles. This is listed on here as a moderate hike. I would put this in the difficult range. This trail is very well maintained but is very vertical. It narrows on some parts and as you get up further, it leaves the switchbacks and turns into a very large stairway to heaven. This will burn your thighs no matter who you are. Its a great workout and a beautiful trail. There is slight avalanche damage there but the trail is super clear. Just a lot of downed trees. Up top is a plethora of different colored flowers. There is an abundance of meadows that are wonderful to look at. A couple streams. Up top is breath taking views. You will feel on top of the world. A fantastic place to eat lunch. Overall id say it took 2.5 hrs to get up and 1.5 to get down. Fantastic trail.

    Darren Schuler completed Mount Dickerman Trail

    almost 6 years ago

    Darren Schuler saved Perry Creek Trail

    almost 6 years ago