Event Info: Daily, 7a.m. - 8 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Trail is rated 2-B with two short flights of stairs after the start. Walk along the bay and Five Mile Drive in beautiful Point Defiance Park. A great walk for all ages. Camera views of Narrows Bridge and Gig Harbor. Pass Never Never Land , Ft. Nisqually, and many gardens. Stop and visit the zoo and aquarium.
YR 635: Trail is rated 2B and is not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers. Pets are allowed. Revised walk is on city sidewalks and two short trails. Community of many "Firsts". Site of first Territorial Jail, Library and Protestant Church north of the Columbia River. The Catholic Mission has been in continual use since 1867. Scenic views of Olympics, Mt. Rainier, Puget Sound and McNeil Island, Anderson and Ketron Islands. Pass ferry dock and the old Steilacoom Railroad Station, no longer used for passenger service.
CHALLENGE: Honoring our Flag, Lakes & Reservoirs, National Register of Historic Places, Volcanoes, Water Towers, Womb to Tomb
Start Point: Chevron Station, 3025 Steilacoom Blvd. Ask at the desk for the "Walk Box"
Rated 1B. Walk on asphalt, gravel, dirt trails as well as city sidewalks through Fort Steilacoom Park, Western State Hospital and the city of Lakewood. Fort Steilacoom Park was once a large farm where crops were grown and animals were raised for food for Western State Hospital. Circle a small lake and pass a large historic cemetery used by the hospital. On the return walk through the grounds of the current State Hospital and pass the few remaining houses of the original Ft. Steilacoom (used by the army of 1849 to 1868). The 6km trail passes the same sites as the 10km trail.
Credit Only Event 10KM/7KM WALK (YR1263)Jan 1 - Dec 31
Start Point: Spar Coffee Bar, 2123 North 30th St., Tacoma.
Event Info: Trail Rate 1A. This is a new trail that follows the Commencement Bay waterfront going to the newly developed Point Ruston area. A very scenic walk passing parks and reataurants, on a wide sidewalk. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND DRIVING DIRECTIONS.
Start Point: Olympia - Nisqually Wildlife Refuge -Chevron Station, 10246 Martin Way E. From North or South on I-5 take exit 114. Southbound exit goes RIGHT on Martin Way E. Northbound turns right at end of ramp and another RIGHT at Martin Way E. Look for the Chevron Station on the right. Ask staff for WALK BOX.
Point of Contact: Chuck Repik, firstname.lastname@example.org, (253)582-7474
GIG HARBOR -HISTORIC WATERFRONT
Credit only Event 10km(2A)/5km(1A) (Y1234)
CHALLENGE: Honor Our Flag, Volcanoes, Water Towers, Womb to Tomb, Restaruants,
NEW Start Point: HARBOR GENERAL STORE 7804 Pioneer Way. 5km flat walk all along the Gig Harbor waterfront. 10km past the Historic Museum, numerous parks, viewing point, shops, and restaurants. Open 9:00 to 5:00p.m.
Point of Contact: Tess Sutton, (253)539-8498, Tess2@juno.com
Credit only Event 5km, 10km, 12km YR1639
CHALLENGE: Honoring Our Flag, Volcanoes, Womb To Tomb,
Walk on sidewalks and paved paths through residential areas. Walk goes past Curran Apple Orchard, Chambers BayGolf Course ( Home of the 2015 US Open Tournament) and Tacoma Cemetery. 12km option is the Chambers Bay Course Trail whch follows the course perimeter. Great views of Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains.