Hiking Project Logo

greenBlue Chamber's Bay Loop

  3.9 ( 7 ) Favorite


3.4 mile 5.4 kilometer loop


Ascent: 258' 79 m
Descent: -258' -79 m
High: 241' 74 m
Low: 21' 6 m


Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)


Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Emily Roeben


Getting forecast...

Current trail conditions

Unknown See History

Popular hikes nearby

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

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

Emily Roeben

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.


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.


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.

Hiked this trail?

Is something wrong? Let us know. Have photos to share? Help fellow hikers know what's here.


Rate This Featured Hike

Rate Quality

   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Hike

Check In


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”
Apr 21, 2018
Tapeh-Malika Godo
Mar 24, 2018
Haley Blanding
Feb 18, 2018
Frank Kuzminski

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 7 votes


  3.9 from 7 votes
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Featured Hike Rankings


in Washington


181 Views Last Month
2,751 Since Feb 15, 2017
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate



Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking