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Puyallup Loop Trail

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area
47.1806, -122.3161 Map & Directions
3.9 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
541 feet
Highest Point
351 feet
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Swings along the loop trail. Photo by Hiking Nerds. Full-size image
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage

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A roughly 4-mile loop near the city of Puyallup, where locals and visitors can get their exercise and spend some time on trail near an urban center. Continue reading

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Hiking Puyallup Loop Trail

At roughly 4 miles long, this loop links six City of Puyallup parks together with a soft-surface hiking trail. Formerly known as the Clarks Creek Park loop because of the multiple parks on it by the same name, it's now simply known as the Puyallup Loop Trail according to signage.

The route includes Clarks Creek Park, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's Clarks Creek Open Space, Dead Man’s Pond Open Space, Brown Community Garden Park, Silver Creek Open Space and Meeker Creek Open Space.  

WTA helped connect the already existing trails in this area in the spring of 2016. So, while most of the hike is along urban soft-surface trails of varying character, a few short connections between trails use sidewalks or surface streets with little traffic and city sidewalks.

It's a great way to get some exercise and explore some gems within the City of Puyallup.

WTA worked here in 2022 and 2016!

Puyallup Loop Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.1806, -122.3161 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

Driving Directions

There are several trailheads that access this trail. One main trailhead with a large parking lot and a restroom is on 14th St SW & 12th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA.

Take Transit

The nearest bus stop to the trailhead listed above is serviced by Pierce Transit route 400 at 9th St. SW and 19th Ave SW. From this bus stop it is a mile walk on residential streets.

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Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

City of Puyallup

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