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.

hiking
3 days 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
1 month 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
4 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
6 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
6 months ago

Fun, easy, relaxing hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Great to just wander around in all day

walking
7 months ago

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

Nice little trail

hiking
7 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
7 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
8 months ago

Always nice, trails in great shape

hiking
8 months ago

It was perfect for just a nice couple hour stroll with the dogs and was right next to the beach too! Perfect elevation gain for a jaunt through the woods, and beautiful to boot. Also not too busy so that's a plus!

An easy and restful trail right outside Tacoma. Fairly convenient if you live in the area but not worth going far out of your way

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