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Outside Loop Trail (Blue Loop)

 3.8 (5)

Length


4.1 Miles 6.5 Kilometers


339' 103 m

Ascent

-333' -101 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

302' 92 m

High

133' 41 m

Low

Shared By Shaun Henderson

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

Shaun Henderson

Dogs Leashed

Features -none-

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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May 7, 2018
Justin Tumberg
4.1mi — 1h 20m
Mar 19, 2018
Elizabeth Donn Murphy
Feb 19, 2018
Frank Kuzminski
Nov 24, 2017
Peter Lagula
Jul 8, 2017
Shaign Streight
Apr 9, 2017
Chuck Winterburn
Oct 2, 2016
Nate Jones

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  3.8 from 5 votes

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in Washington

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