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blue Outside Loop Trail (Blue Loop)

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Trail

4.1 mile 6.5 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 339' 103 m
Descent: -333' -101 m
High: 302' 92 m
Low: 133' 41 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Shaun Henderson

Follows the cliff edge above the water. Beautiful views of Puget Sound.

Shaun Henderson

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Open dawn to dusk

Description

This trail is well marked with blue square blazes on 4 ft posts. At many of the major intersections there is also a park map in case you get turned around.

The trail is dirt with exposed roots and can get muddy after heavy rains, especially in the winter. You can access the trail from any of the main parking areas around five mile drive. However the most popular start finish points for this loop is the Zoo or Fort Nisqually.

As you work your way around the outer edge of the park, there are numerous opportunities to take side trails to viewpoints overlooking Puget Sound.

Contacts

Land Manager: Metro Parks Tacoma

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Jun 12, 2019
Lumber Jackson
4.1mi — 3h 00m
Jun 9, 2019
Steve Jackson
May 13, 2019
Rachael Stevens
6mi — 1h 47m
May 3, 2019
Jeffery Gascoyne
Apr 1, 2019
Emily Morgan
Mar 2, 2019
Jason Gottorff
May 7, 2018
Justin Tumberg
4.1mi — 1h 20m
Mar 19, 2018
Elizabeth Donn Murphy

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  3.9 from 9 votes

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#341

in Washington

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