Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Tacoma with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

trail running
1 day ago

Absolutely gorgeous run along the Puget Sound. The only reason I give it four out of five stars is the vehicular traffic. The trail itself had a lot of foot traffic as well, but that’s to be expected on such a gorgeous run and a beautiful day. This trail is right along a busy road and many times you run straight through exhaust smoke and the noise of the vehicles can overpower your headphones.

The view was beautiful!! This was very easy and satisfying. The traffic noise didn’t bother me. I have really good earphones. So I was left just enjoying the walk and view!!

I love this trail through a wooded ravine with a meandering creek and lots of native plants.
I use to tramp through woods like these all the time as a kid. I still love them as an adult. Plus it's less than 15 minute drive to get there.

surprisingly great trail. watch out for stinging nettle tho

beautiful!

walking
13 days ago

This is a beautiful place for a walk. When we went this time last year we saw a beautiful owl in a tree and got some nice pictures of it. It wasn’t too busy either, not a lot of people.

Didnt even get out of my car there was 3 cars with homeless people drying their clothes and one girl laying on the seat with her legs out asleep and i was uncomfortable taking my baby out and also leaving my car there. 

Nice enough trail for being within the city of tacoma. Moderately busy for a Sunday in June. Sign markers for the trail on the western side of the loop aren’t great.

good hike. easy. beautiful scenery and friendly ppl. but please please keep ur dogs on a leash....out of respect for other ppl with dogs. its just plain rude.

We enjoy walking our dog here. Beautiful water views along the way. This last time I got a great close up video of an eagle. We love the beauty here and how conveniently close it is.

trail running
1 month ago

Super cool. Fun to walk around.

This trail is nice. Well maintained and has a beautiful creek at the bottom. There's also different routes to exit off of the trail if you would like to make it shorter.

The inclines are manageable and get the heart rate going. In addition, there are paved roads at the top of the trail that allow you to add distance to your hike.

The one draw back is inconsiderate dog owners who allow their dogs to run free 100s of feet ahead of them. for a person who doesn't like dogs this is very annoying!

But overall one of my favorites!!!

Sunday was a beautiful day for a quiet low impact family walk. Breseman is just over 1 1/2miles. There's a flowing creek that we enjoyed crossing by balancing on logs and the walk is pretty shaded with a canopy of mature trees. Our 9 year old daughter enjoyed climbing the rock mountain. Parking was free and convenient to the trail at Sprinker.

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail for a strong workout and to be in nature. Some parts are very narrow and elevated so falling would be disastrous. I wouldn’t recommend the full trail for little kids, and proper hiking boots are essential.

views are breathtaking. must use ear protection, the high speed traffic is feet away from the barrier

hiking
1 month ago

Went early on a Friday morning. So it was basically empty. Well I was walking, my husband was doing the Mt. Bike section. Which he had fun. They have easy & difficult. But best to come really early for that, since it gets packed.

They failed to inform you that this park is closed for “upgrading” all the trails are closed and you can’t drive on the bridge. It is all blocked off with fencing. Riddled with homeless people camping since park rangers or the city doesn’t watch it anymore since it closed down. Don’t waste your time.

on Bresemann Forest Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail that is conveniently located for a last minute afternoon walk. Easy trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Myself and 3 kids did this hike this morning before the rain hit. The kids loved the bridges and bird watching. The trail isn't really marked but it's obvious. We met many friendly people along the way and felt very comfortable. I'm not in great shape but had no issues in my sneakers. Some parts of the trail are narrow from washouts but still easily traversed. We will be back!

Actually counts as both hiking and biking as we rode the outer loop (but I had to hike some of the hills

The map didn’t match any of the 3 main marked trails nor road. Still a fin hike but map was iseless on this hike

hiking
3 months ago

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.

walking
3 months 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!

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great little hike on an unpaved trail. It was really beautiful, especially along side the creek. Parking lot is at Sprinker, we actually passed by it, so keep a look out as the entrance is right next to the big parking lot near the woods. We did this trail on a Sunday and it was not busy at all. There is another walking area almost right across the street at Spanaway Lake, it is a paved trail and since we were there we decided to do both. So glad we did bc I had no idea that Spanaway Lake was that big! Super fun day and do both trails!

trail running
3 months ago

Very good run and obviously a beautiful view of the Puget Sound. I did this with my son and he enjoyed it as well. Will definitely do it again.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great hike that I highly recommend with a partner. I don’t recommend single female hikers as some of the people on the trail seem a little shady and a few smoking pot. The trail is an average challenge which is great for beginners and a great trail to practice on. It is a quiet scenic trail, very few people on a weekends and even quieter during the week. I plan on using this trail as my training trail for a big backpack trip this summer. I think the average person will be surprised by all the beauty.

walking
3 months ago

I really like this park and there is more to see than just walking the mostly paved trail around the lake. Take a venture to the white pillars, walk around the beautiful waterfall towards the dog parks. There is a very cool pipeline trail that I had no idea was there and it was very cool to experience.

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

A great hike for the area. There are some hilly areas and stairs. It was beautiful today but I wish I would have brought my walking sticks.

hiking
3 months ago

This isn’t your typical urban trail. I made the mistake of not wearing my hiking boots and just wore my trail shoes, I was still able to hike it, but I would have felt more stable with my boots. There is one washout across the trail but it easy to walk through.

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