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Swan Creek Trail

Intermediate
 3.7 (3)

A wonderful trail in the city that makes you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere.


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Map Key

2.4

Miles

3.8

KM

Point to Point

496' 151 m

High

33' 10 m

Low

493' 150 m

Up

158' 48 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views

Description

This is a narrow dirt trail that parallels Swan Creek on the western hillside. Parts of the trail are steep and there are some switchbacks but overall, it's a very fun, relaxing hike. There is access occasionally to Swan Creek, or you can also go up the hill to the west and connect up to Swan Creek Park, which is a popular mountain biking area.

Contacts

Land Manager: Metro Parks Tacoma

Shared By:

Jeremiah Pierucci

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  3.7 from 3 votes

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Look closely and you may find some interesting fungi along the Swan Creek Trail.
Jun 8, 2017 near Waller, WA
Fungi along the Canyon Rim Trail.
Jun 8, 2017 near Waller, WA
Two legged visitors aren't the only enjoying the trail. Just make sure they're leashed.
Jun 8, 2017 near Waller, WA
Weird fungi occasionally dots the trail.
Jun 8, 2017 near Waller, WA

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Apr 28, 2020
Chris Lauretano
Dec 18, 2018
Jessica Parker
Spawning salmon December2018 2.4mi
Nov 24, 2018
Allison Chancellor
good trail, thin paths making it challenging to pass other dogs at times. close to several brewery options. 4.2mi