Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Washington with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice hike through the woods. When I got there (Monday) the parking lot was packed, but there are so many routes and trails in this park that the trail I was on was uncrowded! Really enjoyable waterfall and creek. No views, but I really enjoyed my walk. Nice and peaceful. Will return to do Long View Peak in a few weeks.

23 hours ago

It’s somewhat crowded at the summit. And the view is just so-so. But the trail itself is quite nice.

horseback riding
23 hours ago

Love this hill

1 day ago

nice hike snow and icey about 3/4 of the way up so be careful..lake is frozen over but the views where spectacular

Part of the trail is basically a gravel road. Prefer a wooded trail.

This was a beautiful hike/walk. Lots of small trails off the main trail. I got lost for a second trying to get back to the main trail but found my way back. I followed the trail map from here most of the way as not to end up on a different trail. All in all a great place to visit and i plan to go back again.

This was a beautiful hike. There is a great variety of things to see. I enjoyed the undulating terrain. We had a group consisting of young & old who found it to be slightly challenging at a few points but was easily overcome with little assistance and rest periods. I like that there are many different modalities that were able to participate as well as the multiple different routes that were available. I found walking sticks useful it help me over the rocks and roots. Highly recommend!

We did this hike on 3/18/18 and loved it! No snow on the ground. Benches conveniently placed for resting. Most people gave up after the Lower Falls so the higher you go, the less people you see.

A hidden little gem. Perfect for a quick weekday hike with beautiful views. Peaceful.

Nice quick hike with a waterfall in the middle.

Run run I run it too!

Super fun hike, did it a couple weeks ago. Although both parking lots were overflowed, there was enough room up top to really enjoy it! Really rewarding views

This was a great trail and I really enjoyed my walk/hike today on it! It’s is mostly unpaved with a paved section that follows downsize a running creek. The day was beautiful, but with the trail sort of going down, what I would call a crevasse between to higher sections filled with trees, it stayed a little chilly. It was totally worth the hike down and the beautiful sound waterfront end was a magnificent reward! It was lightly traveled today and I pretty much had the long stretch of beach to myself and my dog. I would say this more an easy trail and believe the intermediate rating is because your hike going back is all uphill. I would consider it a little strenuous for an older out of shape person but it is definitely easily doable and gives you that accomplished feeling. My tracker showed my walk at 3.10 miles from start to end. Trail starts at a weird location next to the building on the left.

Beautiful walk, short and easy

2 days ago

yes it might be almost 5 miles long but it is a walk in the park good for beginning hikers dogs and with physical limitations

2 days ago

Beautiful trails! Saw a family of seals swim off the shore, enjoyed the sunshine, met some awesome folks (and pups) throughout the day. Easy parking, and you can take the bus there too!

Not bad, just okay.

Easy walk with great ocean views. Good workout.

Easy and simple. Good for families.

beautiful trail that carries you through diverse scenery. very well marked, and lots of opportunities to shorten or lengthen your jaunt as you go. will definitely visit again!

Great hike! The views are amazing and it is fun to watch the paraglider.

nature trips
3 days ago

The trail is not paved but easy for children. It’s a great learning experience for all ages since there’s a wonderful nature center with fun activities on the site. There’s a really nice play area too for the kids to play on. Great place for educational learning about ponds, watershed animals, water cycle and nature outdoors.

Such a beautiful trail my girls loved wadding in the creek and it’s an easy path for toddlers. We really enjoyed this trail. There’s also some big boulders for climbing with the older kids near the entrance. A great place for a family day outdoors.

3 days ago

Sooo many amazing views and very easy for kids to walk.

3 days ago

There’s so much to do at this trail. You can walk around the paved trail with kids on their bicycles or skates, or you can hit the more wooded trails and discover more nature scenes. There is a few fun bridges to find and lots of beautiful scenery to “get lost” in. Can’t believe this park is in the middle of Tacoma!

Such a beautiful hike! My friend and I love it!

Nice easy trail, relaxing with great views.

Short easy trail. Good for kids and strollers.

Love this trail I do it often. Lots of people come here but it’s still pretty peaceful with great views.

Easy hike definitely not moderate. Only downside was it was not well marked but we didn't have too much issue navigating. Muddy. Pretty falls.

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