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blue Puget Creek Trail

Trail

0.8 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 238' 72 m
Descent: -30' -9 m
High: 295' 90 m
Low: 87' 27 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Emily Roeben

A quick, wooded escape in the middle of the city.

Emily Roeben

Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildlife

Family Friendly 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.

Description

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.

Contacts

Land Manager: Metro Parks Tacoma

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Dec 18, 2018
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