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greenBlue Pipeline Trail

Trail

0.5 mile 0.8 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 88' 27 m
Descent: -33' -10 m
High: 371' 113 m
Low: 315' 96 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

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Trail shared by Emily Roeben

Hike among the birds above Wapato wetlands on this pipe-made-trail that transverses the park.

Emily Roeben

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly Playground, picnic tables, Annual Garden at the Pergola. Kids will love the birds. There is a seasonally open restroom. There are some sections of this path that are difficult with strollers.

Hours: Open half an hour before sunrise, close half an hour after sunset. No swimming for people or pets due to high levels of toxic algae. For dogs, there are three fully fenced areas for off-leash play, including one just for small dogs.

Description

Hike above the wetlands of Wapato on the north side of the park. A large pipe transverses above the wetlands, with a well-made trail atop. This trail tours the treetops and is an unusual experience, a true delight to find in an urban area.

See the park's website for the event calendar and more details.

Flora & Fauna

Many birds, wetland area, lakeside shoreline.

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Land Manager: Metro Parks Tacoma

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in Wapato Park

#485

in Washington

#9,593

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