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Fort Steilacoom Park

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area
47.1774, -122.5592 Map & Directions
Length
4.1 miles of trails
Elevation Gain
154 feet
Highest Point
376 feet
Waughop Lake. Photo by FriarandtheAngel. Full-size image

Bird watching, historical sites and Rainer and Olympic views. Continue reading

  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
Rating
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Hiking Fort Steilacoom Park

Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood features 340 varied acres of flat and rolling terrain, complete with a little lake that offers bird watching, historical sites and views of Mount Rainier and the Olympic mountains.

From Woughop Lake to an open hillside and dark forest, the park offers something for everyone. Mileage and elevation vary, but the park includes a marked 5-kilometer loop.

Hike Description Written by
Matt Kite, WTA Correspondent

Fort Steilacoom Park

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.1774, -122.5592 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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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

From I-5 in Tacoma, south bound, take exit 129 ( S 72nd St.) Go west (right) on 74th in 2.3 miles 72nd becomes Custard. Go another 1.2 miles and turn right on Steilacoom Blvd. Go 1.5 west and turn left onto Elwood Drive SW. Turn right on Dresden Lane into park.

From I-5 south of Tacoma, southbound, take exit 125 (Lakewood). Turn left onto Bridgeport Way W. Go north on Bridgeport Way W, crossing 100th St SW . Turn left on Steilacoom Blvd and go west; then proceed as above.

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Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

Pierce County Parks

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