Nice enough trail for being within the city of tacoma. Moderately busy for a Sunday in June. Sign markers for the trail on the western side of the loop aren’t great.

We enjoy walking our dog here. Beautiful water views along the way. This last time I got a great close up video of an eagle. We love the beauty here and how conveniently close it is.

Actually counts as both hiking and biking as we rode the outer loop (but I had to hike some of the hills

The map didn’t match any of the 3 main marked trails nor road. Still a fin hike but map was iseless on this hike

Make sure tide is out or you wont make it around the bend

Love this trail , hiked it for the third time today ! So many side trails to cut in and out of makes for a wonderful adventure. Views views and more views . I recommend this hike rain or shine

5 months ago

wonderful walk by the water.

Easy trail with great views of the Puget Sound. Well maintained

one of the best trial I've ever been to..

6 months ago

Beautiful views, great area. Very busy during the weekends. If you go during the week it's much more enjoyable.

Good dog friendly trail. Started by the waterfront.

Great walk with 2 boys...loved the playground, too.

Beautiful trail if you can ignore the gang signs painted on trees and people we saw carving stuff into trees.

Very easy trail, pretty flat most of the time. Quite beautiful!

Nice walk. I was a little disappointed that it was so close to the road in areas. It is beautiful though.

Always love this park.

10 months ago


nature trips
10 months ago

Did the blue square outer loop with my 10 yr old daughter. Easy hike with nice views on the point near the gig harbor and vashon pullouts.

I've been here about 10 times. I recommend coming early as possible to really expirience the beauty of this place. Get lost in the trails and leave your phone in the car. Its so nice to be there when its early because you hardly ever hear cars going through and if you stop and listen its very peaceful just listening to the environment. When its busy there can be some aggressive racoons and bees. During the summer the mosquitos don't Fuck around either. My number one complaint about this place is the ammount of litter people decided to throw down in places they can't be retrieved. Besides that Point Defiance is amazing. 5 stars.

11 months ago

Super Trail system here! We did the outer loop/square trail. We got a little off track a couple times, but it didn't take us long to get back. There are trail maps everywhere and the trails are well marked. If you're parking at Owen Beach, take a left and drive up the parking lot a bit or you'll have a solid road/hill to start your hike!

My dog Rosie and I ran this trail then walked it another day with my husband. Nice trails, beautiful scenery at several overlooks. There were a lot of people and (leashed) dogs using the trail--several deer as well. Rosie took a dip at Owen beach to cool off when we were done (on leash of course). Beautiful park.

Side trail close to big tree goes down to beach, beautiful spot!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Not really a hike, but beautiful views none the less! Usually heavy traffic, but the beach has areas to chill, fish, or kayak! Definitely worth a look.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Awesome hike, even with younger kiddos it's easy to accomplish. Stunning ocean views, as well as some nice secluded woods. One of our favorite place to 'get away' in the middle of the city!

Monday, June 05, 2017

Great hike with the kids. Bathrooms half way through and great views. Wide trail.Could use a good jogging stroller on trail for smaller ones. Trails are well marked.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Shorter than expected. Measured about 1.5 miles. The water is nice but this walk is nothing more then sidewalk near the beach. This area would be better for a beach day or picnic in my opinion. They rent kayaks here also.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Always a nice relaxing walk.

Monday, April 17, 2017

A great childhood favorite, with beautiful views

Monday, April 10, 2017

This was our first time to the trail and had a fairly hard time finding our way around. Probably would have been easier if the trails weren't so muddy haha! 3 out of 5 stars, will be returning once the weather gets warmer for a second try.

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