Commencement Bay Trail

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Commencement Bay Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tacoma, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
39 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

mountain biking

paddle sports

trail running

walking

bird watching

beach

views

wild flowers

trail running
28 days ago

walking
1 month ago

A great trail to walk the dog on an early morning. Wide paved walk way. Stunning views over the water. A good amount of distance. Very relaxing and enjoyable. Though sometimes very busy.

trail running
7 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous run along the Puget Sound. The only reason I give it four out of five stars is the vehicular traffic. The trail itself had a lot of foot traffic as well, but that’s to be expected on such a gorgeous run and a beautiful day. This trail is right along a busy road and many times you run straight through exhaust smoke and the noise of the vehicles can overpower your headphones.

trail running
Thursday, November 09, 2017

great trail. can get a little stinky w/ fish smell

walking
Friday, June 02, 2017

Gorgeous busy city trail. Go expecting quiet and you'll be disappointed, bit if you want great views of Mt Rainier and Tacoma's residents, enjoy. Good running path because you can keep it flat or add hills to suit. I like grabbing my kids and our rollerblades. (And a beer on a deck...)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Awesome views and bathrooms available

Monday, September 26, 2016

Great place to bring the family

walking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Easy walk. Crowded at that time making it a little difficult for running. Nice view of the bay. Would go again but maybe at earlier time to avoid crowds if want to bank miles of running.

walking
Thursday, March 31, 2016

Great walk along the water. Traffic is high. Beautiful sunsets and sunrises.

walking
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Such a pretty area at sunset. Always a pleasure to walk down here. A lot of people usually walking and cycling and strollers and dogs, etc. fun though and relaxing.

hiking
Saturday, September 01, 2012

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.

hiking
7 months ago

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hiking
8 months ago

hiking
Monday, January 01, 2018

hiking
Monday, October 23, 2017

hiking
Sunday, September 24, 2017

walking
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

walking
Saturday, February 11, 2017

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