McKay Marsh Trail

EASY 25 reviews

McKay Marsh Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tacoma, Washington that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
88 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

no dogs

hiking
6 months ago

If you're looking for beautiful scenery, look somewhere else. The trail is not very well maintained, but good for a short hike or run.

Monday, May 08, 2017

lots of trees fallen and trail is not very well marked. Turned around half way because I was worried I was lost. lots of side trails which make is confusing as to which one is the right way to go. Lucky I had WiFi to show me where I was. kids liked it though and it's easy to walk but over all not the best trail.

trail running
Friday, July 29, 2016

Fun and short trail through some pretty lush woods. Nice and quiet with hardly any traffic, but it is on post so if you don't have access then don't drive here.

hiking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

It was a great hike for a Sunday afternoon with the little one. I just wish it would be designated better where the trail was when you hit the gravel road. Other than that, it was perfect.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

This trail is on base, which was not previously indicated by prior reviews or the description. It's very pretty. relatively easy dirt and gravel hiking path. there are a few different entrances. It is a loop, however it drops you off at a gravel road, you have to walk a bit to get back to where the trail picks back up.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

beautiful

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Very short trail. Easily able to complete it twice during my lunch break. Good for beginners and that's about it.

hiking
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Good trail for hike, walk or run. Dog friendly!

hiking
Sunday, September 22, 2013

Was a very simple trail. Not much to see. Good for a short run or to take your dogs to.

hiking
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

trail running
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

This is a great running trail near the Ft. Lewis museum which is a perfect place to practice running over uneven terrain, hill work, and dips, running under low hanging branches, and running over a bridge. I had a good time running this after work. There is plenty of shade and the trail is mostly made up of crushed gravel and dirt.

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

Monday, June 05, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

walking
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

walking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

walking
Saturday, March 05, 2016

hiking
Saturday, March 05, 2016

walking
Saturday, November 28, 2015