Scott Pierson Trail
ElevationAscent: 461' 141 m
Descent: -605' -184 m
High: 379' 115 m
Low: -96' -29 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)
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“Follow this urban trail from the Tacoma Mall Neighborhood across the famous Narrows Bridge!”— Emily Roeben
Family Friendly While the whole trail can be long, hiking a portion of this trail can be fun with your kids. For the ultimate wow-factor, start at Narrows Park N Ride and hike over the bridge and back.
As the trail nears 6th Avenue, it loses its evergreen surroundings but gains access to something far more valuable: some of the best donuts in Tacoma at Pao's Donut and Coffee Shop. This place serves up deliciously doughy dreams starting at 6am every day. Needless to say, wear your stretchy pants and get excited! (To find Pao's, peel off of the trail near the Narrows Park N Ride and head east on 6th until you see it on the corner of 6th and N Howard Street.)
Once you've eaten enough apple fritters and French crullers to fuel your journey, continue west on the trail through the beautiful War Memorial Park and across the Narrows Bridge. Soak up the gorgeous views from the bridge as you find yourself hundreds of feet off the water suspended above the Puget Sound.
Once off the other side, the trail continues up the side of the 24th Street on-ramp and ends. If you're looking to finish your time on the trail with one last epic view, head south on Stone Drive to Lucille Parkway, where you'll find the entrance to Narrows Park. Down a short hill through fern-laden forest, Narrows Park offers fantastic views of the bridge from below.
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Land Manager: Pierce County Parks and Recreation