Dash Point State Park is a 398-acre camping park with 3,301 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound. Located in Federal Way between Seattle and Tacoma, the beach provides unobstructed views of the Sound and excellent opportunities for sea-life study including starfish and crabs. The park is a popular destination for hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing and recreational beach activities.

Very pretty at low tide early in the morning.

Beautiful trails.....loved hiking here near beach as well

walking
24 days ago

Beautiful well maintained trails that my dog and I had a good time on this afternoon. Not too busy on a midweek day!

Great easy trail

amazing place ,,,,, just beautiful.

1 month ago

Pretty good

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail, easy hike. I went when in early April and it was very muddy and slippery in spots. lots of wildlife, eagles especially! We saw mom and 3 juvinile eagles learning to hunt! it was beautiful!

walking
2 months ago

This trail is very well-maintained. I went on a sunny but chilly Saturday morning and there were very few people on the trail. I ran and walked and it took about 2 hours to make a big loop.

easy, little muddy today

hiking
2 months ago

The beach was beautiful. I saw a Heron, a Golden Eagle, and a Bald Eagle all within an hour. Saw the sun set too. The trail was easy to navigate and access to the beach area is clear. Well worth my evening. Headed to the Dash Point Pier next. I recommend both for an easy and enjoyable evening.

walking
3 months 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.

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.

hiking
4 months ago

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

so far haven't experienced it yet but look great im on my way now its a nice trail first part I walked was very bare very few trees

It’s a good network of urban trails in a forested setting. Super easy so I was a little surprised it was labeled moderate. Was a bit muddy and I had to really clean up the dog at the end!

walking
5 months ago

Small but very nice. A little steep for a beginner like me, and slippery this time of year, but all good. I will definitely be back when I can catch a low tide.

trail running
8 months ago

Great for trail running!!

I refuse to pay $10 to park to use the trails and I'm not going to get a $100 ticket Washington has the most dumb Park system and these kinds of things should be abolished

on Dash Point Trail

hiking
10 months ago

Good place to take your dogs and to go for a stroll. This place is very close and convenient in my residential area for a short hike with the feeling of "nature". Though, not a place to "get away".

I was super impressed with these trails. My dad and I took my dog and ttaipsed through here for a few hours, enjoying the streams we crossed, the rustic bridges and steps, the slide in the hollowed out tree. I enjoyed the many "choose your own adventure" trail loops to choose from, inspiring us to do one more loop before heading back, resulting in a satisying hike for 2 and four legs alike. The camp ground is cute, too, might come down for a night as it's so close to home.

hiking
10 months ago

Fun, easy, relaxing hike.

hiking
10 months ago

Great to just wander around in all day

walking
11 months ago

My favorite state park. Beautiful walk with some more "strenuous" segments. Beautiful streams and wooden bridge and walkways.

Nice little trail

hiking
11 months ago

I love this place, it's quiet not to crazy or full and the scenery is nice. there is many different trails to take so you don't have to take the same one every time. I would recommend this place to anyone.

First visit to the park and it was great. The trails are not always marked, but never fear, all trails lead back somewhere familiar. The trails are for bikes and hikers, so beware of being on the narrower treks. There is a down side, especially with a dog, there are no bathrooms except at the beach area, which is still a ways from the parking lot. Nice scenery, cool wooden bridges and stairs, and a stream. Cool canopy cover, so that you are not baking in the sun. Hilly areas that present some challenges for those who do not want a straight shot hike or bike route. Parking can get packed. Just be prepared to be there earlier in the day or wait for a spot. Will need to have a Discover Pass or purchase one at the pay box. Overall, a great experience and will go to again.

Well marked just make sure to have a map with you just in case. Lots of variations of wide trail to walk. Great for dogs!

on Dash Point Trail

walking
11 months ago

Good for clammers, people with dogs. Wasn't too impressed with trails although the bird lookout was nice. Lots of poison oak about.

hiking
Friday, June 23, 2017

Always nice, trails in great shape

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