“Take in the waterfront and multiple parks while hiking from Ruston Way to Pt. Defiance Park.”
— Emily Roeben
Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildlife
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.
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.