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Trip Report

Point Defiance Park

Puget Sound and Islands

Trip Report By

WTA Member


Hiked Jan 9, 2020

Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Trail in good condition


Road suitable for all vehicles


No bugs


Snow free

Full of trails that intersect, it is easy to get caught up in the beauty of Pt. Defiance even on a damp winter day. Know as the largest urban park in Pierce County, the network of roads and trails weaving through the forest preserve provides a quiet retreat for joggers, cyclists, and hikers.

We parked at the Rhodendron Garden and just started walking. 

Ferns, moss, old growth trees and a scenic look across the water at the Narrows, Dalco Passage and Vashon Island.

For those who have need a little of both forest and beach, this is a perfect treasure worth seeing the in winter.

Free parking