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Puget Creek Natural Area

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area
47.2759, -122.4884 Map & Directions
Length
0.91 miles of trails
Elevation Gain
260 feet
Stairs at Puget Creek Natural Area. Photo by Laura Baron. Full-size image
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids

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This trail in Tacoma follows Puget Creek through a gulch just above Commencement Bay. Continue reading

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Hiking Puget Creek Natural Area

This trail in Tacoma follows Puget Creek through a gulch just above Commencement Bay. Puget Creek is very important as it is one of only three salmon-bearing streams in Tacoma.

There are three access points for this trail: Monroe St., Alder Way, and Proctor Street. If you choose the Monroe St. entrance you will have to cross over Proctor Street to connect with the rest of the trail. The only entrance with a parking area is at Proctor Street where there are seven parking spots.

Hike Description Written by
Charlie Wakenshaw, WTA Staff

Puget Creek Natural Area

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.2759, -122.4884 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

For the Proctor Street trailhead at Proctor St. and N 31st St., start out on I-5. Take exit 133 for I-705 N. Stay on I-705 for about 2 miles after exiting, then take the exit for Schuster Parkway on the left. Stay on this for about 3 miles as it turns into N 30th St. Turn right on N Proctor St., then take the first right onto N 31st St. where the parking area will be immediately on your left (on the corner of Proctor and N 31st). There are seven parking spots.  

Take Transit:

Route 11 stops near the Proctor Street trailhead at the intersection of Proctor St. and N 31st St.; and at the Monroe St. trailhead at the intersection of 34th St. N and Monroe St. Both stops are within 200 feet of the trailhead.

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Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

Metro Parks Tacoma

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Puget Creek Natural Area

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