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Ruston Path

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Take in the waterfront and multiple parks while hiking from Ruston Way to Pt. Defiance Park.


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3.8

Miles

6.2

KM

Point to Point

19' 6 m

High

6' 2 m

Low

31' 10 m

Up

26' 8 m

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Avg Grade (0°)

3%

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildlife

Family Friendly Close to amenities on easy tree-lined pathways. There are multiple water access points along the trail for exploring the sound, and parks for kiddos to play. One steep part towards Pt. Defiance.

Description

Starting your hike at the Chinese Reconciliation Garden Park, you'll hike along Ruston Path through to Point Defiance Park. Along the way you'll see multiple parks, including historic fire department locations, art installments as well as an array of wildlife in the Puget Sound.

Flora & Fauna

Beach and ocean animals, birds.

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Emily R

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  4.4 from 5 votes

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in Tacoma

#6829

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#2

in Tacoma

#316

in Washington

#6,829

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Mt. Rainier over Tacoma from Ruston Path
Dec 30, 2018 near Tacoma, WA
Photo on Jun 6, 2016, looking at the port of Tacoma towards Mt. Rainier.
Jun 6, 2016 near Fircrest, WA

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