Point Defiance Park Outer Loop

EASY 196 reviews
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Point Defiance Park Outer Loop is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked loop 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
603 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 hour ago

8 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

Awesome hike, even with younger kiddos it's easy to accomplish. Stunning ocean views, as well as some nice secluded woods. One of our favorite place to 'get away' in the middle of the city!

13 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

Great hike with the kids. Bathrooms half way through and great views. Wide trail.Could use a good jogging stroller on trail for smaller ones. Trails are well marked.

20 days ago

trail running
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Always a nice relaxing walk.

walking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

A great childhood favorite, with beautiful views

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This was our first time to the trail and had a fairly hard time finding our way around. Probably would have been easier if the trails weren't so muddy haha! 3 out of 5 stars, will be returning once the weather gets warmer for a second try.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

nice hike with a dog.

walking
2 months ago

Lots of raccoons and ducks, fun to see the woods, beach, and parks all in one trip. Great place to go with the kids. Beautiful garden in the spring and summer.