Owen Beach Trail

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Owen Beach Trail is a 2.1 mile heavily 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 best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
85 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
4 days ago

Beach walk.
Ck tide tables.
Be prepared to climb over wet logs.
Bring a bag to pick up trash.
There are always Harbor seals, last time saw at least 30. Plan on 3 hrs.

1 month ago

This is one of my favorite hikes. Its family and dog friendly and you can see see seals, eagles, and sea-life like sea stars and sea squirts that can spit water up several feet!
Make sure to go during low tide or you’ll have to scramble over fallen trees. Waterproof shoes are nice to have but optional. If you climb a steep cliff at the end of the hike you’ll arrive at point defiance dog park but it is very steep so be very cautious!

2 months ago

Easy way to locate the perfect trails and parks even before you have visited what nature has to offer to us in a wide variety of ways.

trail running
3 months ago

The trail itself was perfect… Absolutely no complaints. My issue is my lack of planning and some of the characters that exist on the planet.

The first issue is that I started around 1600 and by that time the tide started to rise so access along the beach was difficult. I had to turn around about an eighth of a mile from the end because there was zero access unless I wanted to swim. The perfect time to go on this hike is between 1000 and 1400 when the tide is low.

Second issue was this complete narcissistic douche bag who wanted to sit naked on the beach while everybody walked by him. When he was questioned by a mother with her children he started to talk pretentiously saying that he was in his right and that she should not be bothered with nudity. When he did some subtle insults to her, I spoke up and he instantly shut his mouth. When she threatened to call the cops he got up and he had a plastic cup around is junk… But it wasn’t a cup as in sports, it was a plastic dick shaped cup that fit around his junk. This dude was simply pretending to be nude to get attention… and when he got the attention he wanted he pretended like other people had a problem. I detest pretentious, narcissistic hipsters that feel like the world needs to evolve around them rather than them just showing decency for the culture there in.

7 months ago

Make sure tide is out or you wont make it around the bend

9 months ago

wonderful walk by the water.

walking
10 months ago

Beautiful views, great area. Very busy during the weekends. If you go during the week it's much more enjoyable.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Awesome

walking
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Not really a hike, but beautiful views none the less! Usually heavy traffic, but the beach has areas to chill, fish, or kayak! Definitely worth a look.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Shorter than expected. Measured about 1.5 miles. The water is nice but this walk is nothing more then sidewalk near the beach. This area would be better for a beach day or picnic in my opinion. They rent kayaks here also.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

For what it is great walk. Awesome maintained trails in the middle of a town.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Low tide.......can't beat it. Amazing

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