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Dash Point State Park Loop via Beach Trail

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Dash Point State Park

Dash Point State Park Loop via Beach Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Federal Way, Washington that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.0 mi Elevation gain 406 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

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Forest

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Reviews (105)
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Recordings (85)
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Tobi Hickenbottom
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Hiking

We went on a few of the trails today, and will be back to try others. The trails are pretty narrow and not very stroller friendly. About 1/2 the people we saw wore masks. Dogs were on leashes, and most owners tightened up on their leashes when people passed. We were there around noon today (Friday) and it wasn’t busy.

Naomi GK
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Hiking

It was well kept and pretty, a lot of decisions on which way to turn which left us confused.

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Kalani Meno
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HikingGreat!

Great hike for the family!

Rich Harrison
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Walking

Since it's only 5 minuets from my house, it's my go to for a fast walking workout. I see a lot of locals who use the trails often. It's predominantly shady with lots of birds to listen to on numerous trails that are easy to navigate. Fast or slow, it's a pleasant experience.

Becky Carricaburu
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Hiking

not too crazy on a Saturday for crowds. somewhat able to social distance. about 50/50 on people wearing masks but the ones that weren't would get out of the way. pretty hike! not many bugs and well kept.

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Kirk Poindexter
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Hiking

Had fun not to hard but I did have to use the app to find my way at times

Paul Marcoe
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Hiking

Spent about an hour today in this trail. Mostly well kept up. No major issues. A little muddy in a couple spots but nothing to keep me going back. Also spend some time at the beach! Found a huge sand dollar!

Michael Harrison
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Hiking

Was a little hard to follow but beautiful hike!

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Niki Dunbar
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Bridge out

we took a bit if a different route then what this gave us. It was pretty busy and once you got deeper into the park it got pretty humid. We went more out to the left side of the park - the map shows a single trail out there that connects back up. The bridge on that trail is closed but you can climb - carefully - down a pretty steep hill next to it and back up. Overall a pretty fun trail. Our gps took us to the parking lot above the beach which was fine but the walk back up the hill after the hike was pretty steep.

Angela Welfare
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HikingFeeMuddy

It was a great trail but not what I was expecting. It is a loop but requires quite a bit of referring to the maps throughout the trail to get to 3 miles. Fairly heavily trafficked today but folks were pretty good about moving out of the way or waiting when there were narrow parts of the trail. Only muddy in a few spots.

Elizabeth Blowers
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Right on the beach which is nice for a picnic before or after your hike. Hiking trails are very confusing and narrow, making it hard to pass people. Slightly buggy and overgrown in places. Relatively flat with some cute bridges. Bathrooms are open. Parking got pretty full on a Friday around noon.

Carol Hartman Davis
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HikingMuddy

Many very muddy patches. Weekday afternoon close quarters with families some of the time not many masks. That said, beautiful trail.

Kathy Otoole
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Walking

Lovely

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Bart Starr
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Hiking

Fun easy trail, definitely doing it again.

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Shay Ishak
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Hiking

I am a total beginner to hiking because of my heart issues but i will say this was a great total body work out and not too hard on the house. The reward at the end of the beautiful beach is worth it!

Julie Chisholm
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An easy trail and well marked. Lots of different routes to take, a good beginner hike.

Luna Paloma
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HikingMuddy

Great trail for getting back into hiking after a while. Plenty of benches along the way to rest if needed. Wonderful trail for mushroom lovers as there are many different types along the way. Very windy when I went and many large branches were falling which was a little frightening but otherwise was a good hike. Passed a handful of people but not even close to crowded.

Weston King
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Hiking

I love this trail, as it gives A great combination of small ground trails, where if you’re not careful you will definitely get turned around, but you won’t be lost forever! It also allows for the option to transition down to the beach. Surprisingly not that many people on it, but you will definitely see some hikers and bikers along your way.

Tarsha Scarlett
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Juan Jimenez
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Hiking

Walked the doggie and was easy. Nice trail. Small stream for doggie to get into. 9/10

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Mark M.
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Hiking

Nice with our pup and two kids (novice hikers). Deep shade with enough to keep things interesting for the kids (up/down slopes, bridges, wooden staircases). Dropped our gear in the car and then hung out at the beach for a while too. Nice pleasant afternoon.

Ron Kim
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Hiking

Nice hike!

Jennifer Serio
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Hiking

Great first hike of the season. Some good inclines to keep that heart rate up.

Beverly Quinby
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Hiking

Great trail to get back into shape and hiking!

Sean M.
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Hiking

Took the beach trail to heart attack hill then returned down log jam. Lots of heavy fauna with nettles encroaching parts of the trail right now. Very nice walk thru a heavily wooded serene environment.

Sean M.
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Hiking

Excellent little hike. Heavy fauna in places watch for nettles encroaching the trail. Very serene and enjoyable.

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Angeline Soon
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Hiking

Trail is wet but not muddy

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