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Chambers Creek Canyon

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area
47.1916, -122.5732 Map & Directions
Length
2.5 miles of trails
Elevation Gain
500 feet
Experience a unique backcountry escape within a dense urban setting at Chambers Creek Canyon. Photo by RSC1. Full-size image

Chambers Creek Canyon is a deeply incised, forested stream corridor between Lakewood and University Place in the South Puget Sound region. The trail system here is still under construction, but when completed, a series of trails will traverse the length of the canyon. WTA is working on realigning the trail on the Lakewood side of the canyon. Continue reading

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Hiking Chambers Creek Canyon

Chambers Creek Canyon is a deeply incised, forested stream corridor between Lakewood and University Place in the South Puget Sound region.

Consisting of 204 acres along a 2.5-mile section of Chambers Creek, the site engulfs trail users in a forested canopy of mature Douglas-fir, western hemlock, and western red cedar. With its thick native understory and the sound of Chambers Creek flowing through the canyon, it creates a unique backcountry experience in the middle of a dense urban setting.

The trail system here is still under construction, but when completed, a series of trails will traverse the length of the canyon. WTA is working on realigning the trail on the Lakewood side of the canyon. In several places the trail drops steeply and then climbs back up regaining the lost elevation. WTA crews are maintaining the trail to keep it on a constant grade and improve the hiking experience.

WTA worked here in 2019!

Chambers Creek Canyon

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.1916, -122.5732 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

Follow Chambers Creek Road northeast from Steilacoom or southwest from University Place. Find the trailhead south of the Chambers Creek bridge.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

Pierce County Parks

Guidebooks & Maps

http://wa-piercecounty2.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/34307

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Chambers Creek Canyon

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