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Squak Mountain Trails

Issaquah, WA

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The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Point Defiance Park Trails
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

First time out and I found the trail to be pretty lame. I liked the view of the ocean, but the trail lacked any real technical parts. The yellow and blue loop go by real quick and feels like a constant flat or down hill run. There is one good uphill towards the beginning, but that's about it.

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Swan Creek Park Trail
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7 Completed 1 Reviews

The trailhead itself was a bit hard to find because it's right next to a good-sized intersection. I was impressed with how few buildings I actually saw, considering that the trail is right in the middle of an urban area.
While there are a few potential huff-and-puff parts, it's far from difficult. Just make sure you're ok with walking through some mud; depending on the time of year, it's inevitable.

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Point Defiance Park Trails
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

This place has it all. There is a zoo, rose garden, Japanese garden, beach, fort, dog park and events like the Taste of Tacoma. Its pretty easy and there are lots of trails. There is park area for lunch. There is also a scenic drive that is great for cycling. Its a nice place for the family.

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Swan Creek Park Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

If you do the full 4 mile hike (2 miles up and 2 miles down), it's actually a pretty decent workout. However if you're hiking for the scenery, Swan Creek is sub par. There is a funky smell intermittently, a lot of garbage, and you can still hear traffic up on the hike. Some of the trails were suffering from soil erosion and required a close eye when crossing. Overall, it's good exercise but the atmosphere is kinda funky.

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Puget Park Trail
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58 Completed 8 Reviews

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Swan Creek Park Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Used to walk this a lot with my Great Dane when he was still alive, until he cut his foot badly one day getting a drink out of the creek. Garbage and broken glass has always been a problem, but it was such a convenient spot, a pleasant hike, and we often had the place to ourselves.

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Swan Creek Park Trail
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9 Completed 5 Reviews

good hike in Tacoma area nice workout.

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Swan Creek Park Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice to have this trail so close! Not difficult, but great if you don't want to travel far.

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Point Defiance Park Trails
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18 Completed 17 Reviews

Gorgeous day, and relatively few folks on the trail - in the park, for that matter - even at noon when we got started.

Began our walk from near the park entrance, past the pond and rose garden, below the zoo to the rhododendron garden. Took the inside trail, and decided to make the circuit counter-clockwise. We made the Narrows and Gig Harbor viewpoints - decided we'd start here when we do the outside loop - and although the Five Mile Drive traffic was audible, it didn't detract from the experience.

Fungi in a myriad of varieties were abundant, and the lush foliage was compelling. Really enjoyed the walk; we'll get an earlier start, as we usually do, next time to dawdle at the gardens, and perhaps the zoo. Grew up in Tacoma - can't count the number of hours spent here in my youth - and it was great coming 'home'.

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Point Defiance Park Trails
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Probably one of my favorite places to go on a hike! There's the gorgeous waterfront, rose park, zoo.... The trails are awesome but you are not limited to just the 3 hiking trails:)

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