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Puget Creek Trail

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


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0.8

Miles

1.2

KM

Point to Point

295' 90 m

High

87' 27 m

Low

238' 72 m

Up

30' 9 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

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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Emily R

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