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Penrose Point State Park Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lakebay, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length 2.2 mi Elevation gain 193 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Beach

Forest

Views

Wildlife

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Please note that certain portions of the park are wheelchair accessible, but not all trails are wheelchair friendly.

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Meaghan D
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Hiking

I love the Penrose point loop trail, it’s a good 5 miles. Be careful during some Parts of the trail lots of tree roots to potentially trip on. Other than that the beauty is breathtaking and I love the little (secret garden like )tunnel trail right along side the water so you can smell the beach.

Evan Burton
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Hiking

Great trail. Some good views. A pivotal section to making this a loop is closed. We walked it anyway without issue. Looked like maybe some trees were fixing to come down.

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Erin LopezNielsen
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Muddy

Nice hike. You can walk out to low tide and see hundreds of sand dollars and small crabs. Part of the trail is washed out, but doesn't impact the hike too much.

Erin LopezNielsen
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Trinity Bingham
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Megan Rice
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When you are in the parking lot there are two different entrances with two different trails. If you want to see an amazing view of Mount Rainer, looking at the water you want to take the trailhead to your right. There is a ranger sign where the trail begins for both. I would totally bring bug spray.

Hiko Aalona
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HikingWashed out

Nice loop trail. Not too demanding. The kids enjoyed themselves. The trail had washed out just after the main parking lot.

Randy X
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Hiking

This was a fantastic trail to walk. When you walk through takeoff to the west first and it will come all the way around to the point and all the way back. We didn’t see anything,or any reason, why it should be closed because the path came right back to the parking lot. Therefore we did the whole walk. Absolutely beautiful. It’s like walking around a tunnel for a lot of the way. Various drop out points to the water. We also saw people swimming in the lagoon.

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Alex Crownhart
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Hiking

Main trail closed due to erosion. 5/22

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Joel Urick
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Hiking

We enjoyed our hike and the beautiful views along this trail. Very easy hike for families or those that don't want to climb steep hills. The trails are kept up nicely although one section was closed during our visit due to erosion and us clearly marked.

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Austin Strelinger
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the trail to the point itself was closed but on a sunny day it was nice to walk what part of the trail we could

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Carolee Hall
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Hiking

Well maintained and mostly flat trail with great views of the Sound and Mt. Rainier.

Joe Hubbard
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Hiking

Great, casual trail that will eventually take you to the East Beach with beautiful water views. Wonderfully dense foliage and birds chirping the whole way!

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Betty Knauf
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Hiking

This is a beautiful trail. The only reason I rated it as a 4 was all of the roots on the Penrose Point Loop. The East Bay section of the trail was much easier to traverse. The reward of a gorgeous view of Mt. Rainier when you arrive at East Bay was phenomenal!

Natalie Evans
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Hiking

Very Nice Cool Trail. Lush bright and beautiful.

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Tatiana Menard
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Very pretty & simple trail &the puppies had a blast.

Katy Hathaway
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Hiking

Loved the loop trail. First, the spacious beach was full of shells and people were clamming, It was a fun way to start out. Then the loop trail takes you to another very different beach. If you decide to walk along that beach be very careful to watch for access to get back on the trail as it’s not marked, but then, there were so many trees down that we could’ve just missed it. We ended up finding a road to walk back on as this map was not very accurate.

Donna Y.
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It is a lovely trail, beautiful views, well maintained, dogs on a leash allowed. Definitely my favorite of close by trails. The only time there's a problem with it is when it has been raining for a number of days, then spots along the way can be mud pits. As long as you can squeeze past or just go for it and walk through the mud then all is well.

Guy C.
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Hiking

Very nice hike on a winter sunny day. Great views of the mountains. Well groomed trails with very good trail maps. We had a great time.

Jo ShMcfarland
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Running

Beautiful park. The trails are great for running with some short, steep grades and lots of root hopping as well as great views with lots of shade and some sunny spots. Perfect place for a moderate trail run.

Adrienne Castner
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Walking

great trail for all ages just walked it with my 2 1/2 year old. beautiful scenery and a couple view benches along the way.

Elaine Kulick
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Awesome park. Easy for everyone. Good for picnic, kayaking, walking, biking, etc. with Mt. Rainier view, water is so clear and its just beautiful well maintained trails.

Debbie H
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Great place to play outside for the day

Codii Domingos
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Hiking

this trail was beautiful. and very well maintained. I was lucky enough to go during low tide. walking the Sand bar was quite the experience. sadly it was a bit cloudy and I didn't get to see mt. Rainer but that just gives me one more reason to come back!

Walt Lafrance
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Great trails system thru out the whole park. easy access to nice flat stony beach with a lagoon. almost all trails are NICELY wheelchair accessible. Beautiful views of Puget sound and Mt. Rainier. dogs on leash only.

Stephanie Redmond
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Beautiful walk. Not a hike. I went in October and loved the vibrant fall colors. Very easy nature stroll for any age.

June Orleander
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Hiking

A precious gem of the Key Peninsula. Nice and easy trail. You can choose to follow the loop trail or walk along the shoreline on the beach, tide permitting. The shore is full of stones covered with barnacles. The stones can be slippery. You can see a lot of clam shells, oyster shells, some sand dollars. Both the Lagoon and the East Beach are accessible from the trail and both are very lovely and worth stopping at. There park offers picnic areas with tables and campgrounds. It is also a nice place to fish and to sail. The water is clear. There is a convenient parking lot. The Discover Pass is required to park there. If you want to hike the complete loop, follow these signs along the way, if going clockwise: a left turn towards East Beach, a left turn towards Campground, a right turn towards Group Camp, and finally a right turn towards Penrose Pt. Going clockwise may be a bit easier, because there is a little more going down than going up to do, but the elevation gain is very slight overall. Another park on the Key Peninsula is Joemma Beach, which has a big pier which you can walk on and you may spot starfish in the water.

Brett Simons
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Hiking

The hike is a pretty short and easy walk with a great view of Mount Rainier from the East beach. The trail was peaceful with just a few other people on it as well.

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