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Bresemann Forest

Puget Sound and Islands

Bresemann Forest is a 70-acre park located between Spanaway and Parkland. There is an extensive network of trails here where hikers can pick and choose to make a route that works for them. Continue reading

Location

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area
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  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids

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Bresemann Forest is a 70-acre park located between Spanaway and Parkland. There is an extensive network of trails here where hikers can pick and choose to make a route that works for them.

Park in the Sprinker Recreation Center parking lot and find the trail on the west end of the lot. There is a gate here that is locked when the park is closed. If you are an early riser, be sure to check with Pierce County Parks before heading out to get accurate opening hours.

A trail map from Pierce County Parks would also be a good thing to bring since this trail network can be confusing to new visitors. The Cascade Orienteering Club even has a map to test your navigation skills by finding posts situated throughout the park (find these on the Pierce County Parks website).

Hike by WTA Staff
Charlie Wakenshaw

Bresemann Forest

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.1222, -122.4424 Open in Google Maps

Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

Pierce County Parks

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Getting There

From Tacoma, start out heading south on I-5. After about six miles, take exit 127 on the right. Stay left at the fork on the off-ramp and then turn left onto Highway 512. After 0.7 mile, take the Steel St. exit. Turn left on Steel St. Stay on this for 2.7 miles as it turns into Spanaway Loop Road. Turn left onto Military road and travel for 0.8 mile until you see the Sprinker Recreation Center parking area on your left. There is ample parking here. The trailhead is located at the west end of this lot.   

Take Transit:

Route 1 stops at the intersection of Pacific Ave S and S Military Road, which is half a mile from the trailhead.

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