Dash Point Trail

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Dash Point Trail is a 4.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Federal Way, Washington that features a river 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: 4.8 miles Elevation Gain: 498 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

beach

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

fee

Located in Federal Way between Seattle and Tacoma in the Puget Sound, this park is a popular destination for hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing and recreational beach activities. Beach explorers can find starfish, crabs, birds and raptors. This 398-acre camping park features 3,301 feet of saltwater shoreline. The beach provides unobstructed views of the Puget Sound and opportunities for sea-life study. This loop is a great day hike on well maintained trails. There are several trail options (many quite short) but almost all crossroads are clearly marked with the trail names. A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks and recreation lands managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). One pass can be transferred between two vehicles. The fees are as follows (Add $5 transaction/dealer fees at WDFW dealer locations): Annual pass: $30 One-day pass: $10

hiking
blowdown
muddy
9 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Ahhhh it’s aight

hiking
muddy
28 days ago

I would recommend this trail to anyone who wants an easy muddy walk with their dog or kiddos. Lots of options for different routes you can take, tons of green, beautiful babbling stream follows you as you wander. the last few times I've been here I have seen a couple people here and they're walking their dogs but it is not heavily populated although that may just be the time of year.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

The first part of the beach trail access is a stream but returned to normal (slightly muddy) conditions shortly after.

hiking
bridge out
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Hello! I hike this trail frequently. Dogs are definitely allowed, especially leashes. The reviewer who posted they are not allowed is incorrect. Have a great hike!

hiking
6 months ago

Dogs ARE NOT ALLOWED

hiking
6 months ago

Good location for sunset pics

7 months ago

Nice trail, especially on a weekday morning. Just make sure to download the trail map...it will help you lots! Also please do not leave valuables in your car! We came back to our car to find the passenger window shattered. They stole my bfs duffel bag full of clothes. Yes...they shattered our window over a DUFFEL BAG.

hiking
7 months ago

Lots of intersecting trails, so you’ll want to have a map or GPS with you.

hiking
7 months ago

Good trail for kids, Dogs, families. There is not a trail that takes you by the beach- you walk from the parking lot to the beach and the trail is different. The trail on the app took us onto the road by the campsites which was kind of odd. Overall, the trail was easy and dog friendly- which is great!

hiking
7 months ago

Nice trail.

hiking
bugs
8 months ago

Not great birdwatching, but otherwise fun.

very family friendly trail. a few bikes, easy short we'll marked trails.

running
8 months ago

Go armed with this app, the trails can lead you around and around. I’ve been lost in this park in the past. There are good signs now. Not sure how they manage if there were men hikers in there though, seems like it could be dangerous if you don’t have your ears and eyes on the lookout.

hiking
8 months ago

Lots of well marked trails. We did this a couple weeks ago and clocked over 5 miles. Loved the beach!

hiking
bugs
9 months ago

Good decent trail, clean, lots of birds and saw an owl!

hiking
9 months ago

Lots of trails to choose from to either make a short walk or long walk. I did the 4.8 loop, but could have made walk a lot longer.

hiking
bridge out
9 months ago

Really nice easy trail on a nice day. Had to cut it short but will definitely come back next time

10 months ago

great for a slow walk or a fast jog. I'm putting on my day pack now just to get the feel of the extra weight for when I get moving on to our states more challenging trails.

hiking
bridge out
10 months ago

fun trail with my daughter's. We enjoyed the beach after :)

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail. Came with my dogs. Friendly people.

hiking
11 months ago

I love that there are so many trails to go on! Went around 11am! Perfect timing! Beautiful views! Loved it!!!

hiking
Sat Feb 02 2019

This is a great little place to hike. Virtually no mud even though it rained all day yesterday. Very well kept.

hiking
bridge out
muddy
Thu Jan 17 2019

OK trail. Great for being so close to home. The north side has more bridges and water crossings that make for great photo opportunities. The south side is a better workout. Not too many people on the trail during the week. Wet and muddy, but not bad considering the time of year. Trail between two bird viewing areas is closed. Looks like a mud slide took a footing of the bridge out. Hikers are creating their own detour.

Wed Jan 02 2019

Great trails with tons of switchbacks! Lots of hikers, dogs, runners and bike riders. Beautiful scenery!

Mon Nov 12 2018

Woods in the middle of the city. boring beach.

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