Discovery Trail

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Discovery Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lakewood, Washington that features a lake 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
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
16 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

14 days ago

walking
2 months ago

Easy trail. Lots of people, and when we go, ducks (and duck poo). A lot of people have dogs as the dog park is nearby.

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Always forward, Never back!

Didn't really have a plan when I set out. I ended up doing several long hills. Really had to push myself going up the last 2 hills behind Pierce College. It was hard to stop thinking about how tired I was and how I just wanted to stop for a few seconds. But I kept pushing, putting one foot in front of the other and made it to the top. Than I stopped for a moment to wipe my brow with my shirt.

The perseverance of hiking and continuing to push when tired can help grow that perseverance into the rest of your life for when things get difficult. Few things I keep repeating to myself if I need motivation is "Don't stop", "Forward" or "Always Forward", which is a longer version of something else I thought of "Always forward never back"

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Rainy but still great hike. Used my umbrella most of the time. But going through the woods I had to close it a few times due to brush and thorns, so that slowed me down a bit.

hiking
9 months ago

Breezy and shade along the way makes a great hike.

hiking
9 months ago

Awesome hike cool and breezy

hiking
10 months ago

Good hike. Kinda warm and occasionally breezy.

walking
10 months ago

10 months ago

walking
10 months ago

walking
10 months ago

Right by my apartment complex :D I go walking here almost every weekend. It's really nice and the trails aren't overwhelming.

10 months ago

10 months ago

Easy trail with nice views all around.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike but wow am I exhausted! Glad I wore shorts and that it is also a cool day and breezy at times.

10 months ago

The lake was so beautiful! Easy hike if you just wanna get out but not do anything too hard

hiking
10 months ago

I bought The North Face Surge backpack for a day/hiking pack. It works really well and is comfortable. Wish I would've used my trekking poles it would have made the steep hills easier with a 25lb backpack and climbing over unexpected logs. Really wish I had the trekking poles going down cause the hill was kinda steep and another large unexpected log. I faced my "fear" and took my time so I wouldn't slip or trip over anything and I made it down safely. A bit sunny but also cool and a good wind blowing and it feels soooo good after sweating with a backpack on my back.