“A quick, wooded escape in the middle of the city.”
— Emily Roeben
Birding · River/Creek · Wildlife
There is a playground near the N. Proctor crossing. The stream and natural area are great for educational opportunities.
Hours: Open ½ hour before sunrise; Close ½ hour after sunset.
Explore the 66 acres of Puget Creek Natural Area on this trail that runs along one of the three salmon-bearing streams within Tacoma city limits. The lower end of the trail is near Ruston Path
, and a nice wooded detour for those touring the waterfront.
This trail has about a 200' elevation gain, with the grade hitting about 10%. Users will likely plan for an "out-and-back," so plan your uphill direction accordingly, as some prefer to take the hill to begin, and others choose to end on the hill.
A Metro Parks brochure and Area Management Plan can be found on the Metro Parks website for Puget Creek
Flora & Fauna
Salmon-bearing stream, birds, forested natural area.