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Ruston Way

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area
47.2751, -122.4614 Map & Directions
6.5 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
150 feet
Highest Point
23 feet
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  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Coast

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Ruston Way runs along the Tacoma Waterfront from Jack Hyde Park to Point Defiance Park. Continue reading

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Hiking Ruston Way

Ruston Way runs along the Tacoma Waterfront from Jack Hyde Park to Point Defiance Park, passing through Judge Jack Tanner Park along the way. This is a seven-mile round trip walk on a paved trail. It is open to walking, cycling, and running.

Nearby is the Chinese Reconciliation Park and the Fuzhou Ting — a pavilion from Fuzhou, China, one of Tacoma's sister cities. The park is intended to preserve the memory Tacoma's expulsion of its Chinese population in 1885, and as a model of reconciliation for other communities around the world that have experienced similar events.

Ruston Way

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.2751, -122.4614 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

From I-5 take exit 133 for I-705 N. After 1.9 miles exit left onto Schuster Parkway. Stay on this for 1.3 miles, then stay left at a fork to get onto Ruston Way. After 0.3 miles on this, the entrance to Jack Hyde Park will be on your right. 

Take Transit

Route 13 stops at 30th St. N and McCarver St., about 400 feet from the trail. 

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Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

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