Waughop Lake Trail

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Waughop Lake Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lakewood, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
9 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

lake

partially paved

views

27 days ago

This is a flat, paved loop for running. The loop around the lake is almost exactly 1 mile. If you go onto the trail on the wooded side of the lake, there is an extensive trail system through the forest with some decent gains and descents. A good place to break yourself in before your first hike of the season.

walking
1 month ago

A nice walk around a large pond/small lake. Quite busy, but a nice wide paved path with several unpaved offshoots to explore. The dog had a blast exploring, so that's all that matters. PS...Don't trust the pond water for your dogs, so bring plenty for your dogs.

trail running
6 months ago

Great trail for running! Lots of variability in terrain and foliage. A few pretty overlooks. Mostly packed earth but a few sections gravel. Small section by Pierce Comm College currently unavailable, but easy to circumvent and hop back on the trail. Only saw one other person. Look forward to running this trail again!

walking
7 months ago

Nice walk with dogs around this lake, trail around lake is paved, lots of offshoots to explore. Good place to work on running mileage and trails runs.

walking
Saturday, April 07, 2018

Relaxing and beautiful view

walking
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The distance on this trail map isn't for the paved trail around the lake. The paved trail around the lake is about 1 mile.

It has been six months or more since I have been here. I was in the area and decided to stop by for a walk. I am very surprised to see they paved the back parking lot where the dog park is and the main access to the lake. At the far end of the parking lot near the lake access point there is also a port-a-potty.

The walking path around the lake used to be lumpy and bumpy from tree roots breaking the old asphalt, there were some potholes and couple places where the path was narrow. They repaved the walking path and now it is nice smooth asphalt and plenty wide all the way around the lake for people on foot, bikers and wheelchair users. In it's current state of perfection the paved trail is great for powered wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs, walkers, canes and even strollers not made for rough ground.

There are still many benches along the walking path around the lake. On the east side of the lake (left at the main trailhead from the parking lot) they added a picnic table shelter with two tables and a trash can. The path comes to a Y on both sides of the table shelter so people can sit on the enbankment and fish and/or have access to the lake with a non-motorized watercraft. Sometimes the enbankment can get crowded with many people on a nice day and can be difficult to pass by on foot or a bike. I'm glad they added the other path that is wider so people can easily pass by.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Nice trail for walks and jog around the lake!

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Monday, February 12, 2018

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