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Chamber's Bay Loop

Intermediate
 3.8 (11) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This combination of trails at Chambers Bay creates a fun loop with a pleasantly challenging hill.


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3.4

Miles

5.4

KM

Loop

241' 74 m

High

21' 6 m

Low

258' 79 m

Up

258' 79 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly There are bathrooms, a playground and a beach to explore at this trail. It is entirely paved, and good for strollers. To avoid hills, park at the bottom or top, depending on where you plan to play.

Open dawn until dusk.

Overview

The Chambers Bay Loop combines Grandview Trail, Soundview Trail and Central Meadow Outer Loop for a full tour of the park.

Need to Know

To avoid the large hills (13% grade), park at the lower parking lot.

Description

Chambers Creek Properties is a special, Pierce County public land, area spanning 930 acres. There are many trails, some along the two-mile saltwater shoreline, with beautiful views from mountains to sound.

This hike starts on the ridge above Chambers Bay golf course, heading clockwise around the park, golf course and back up onto the ridge overlooking Chambers Bay and Puget Sound. The grade for the hills can reach 13%, users who want to avoid the incline/decline should choose where to park accordingly. This loop also offers views of Anderson, Fox and McNeil Islands.

Train tracks run between the main park area and the beach, users can train-watch during their visit. The area Brochure will have more information.

A note on pets: Pets must be kept on a leash at all times except when inside the temporary off-leash area at Central Meadow or the off›-leash permitted area on the beach.

Flora & Fauna

This trail takes users through forest, along a ridge-line, and down to the shoreline of Chambers Bay and Puget Sound.

History & Background

This location was used for gravel mining for more than one hundred years. It was purchased by the Pierce County Sewer Utility to expand water treatment. The redevelopment plan for this site has been nationally recognized for its balance of public access, government services, and revenue generation (Chambers Bay Golf Course).

The golf course at this location hosted the scenic US Open in 2015.

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Photos

The distant bridge leads visitors over the train tracks to the beach below. While enjoying Chamber's expansive meadow area, take a look at the concrete infrastructure left from this area's days as a working gravel mine.
Feb 25, 2017 near Steilacoom, WA
The Soundview Trail follows the road down a steep slope to the meadow below.
Feb 25, 2017 near Steilacoom, WA
Enjoy pleasant views of Chambers Bay Golf Course and the Puget Sound from the Soundview - Grandview Connector
Feb 25, 2017 near Univers…, WA

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Mar 2, 2020
Tiff Turner
Great running area. Great for picnics. Great for dogs, there's a dog park. Some parts are definitely incline on the running route.
Nov 11, 2019
J Shen
Oct 7, 2019
Cassie Phillips
M&M hike
Aug 31, 2019
Julie Stockert
Aug 5, 2019
ALFREDO ROSALES
Dec 18, 2018
Jessica Parker
Nov 4, 2018
Duane Rhodes
May 23, 2018
David Emrick
Nice views, but paved trail isn’t really a “hike”