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Dates: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
City / State: Tacoma, WA
Event Name: Point Defiance Park
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 109156 2018/Y0366
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 & 10km - 2B
Description: Daylight hours only. Boat House is Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Gradual hills and a long steep down hill. Walk on road shoulders through this heavily wooded park. Abundant views of the Puget Sound and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Pass by the WPA constructed replica of Ft. Nisqually. Owen Beach, rose gardens, ponds, and many picnic areas. Bring a camera. Strollers must be carried up a flight of stairs just after starting. .5 km trail does not pass Ft. Nisqually or major view points.
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Honoring Our Flag, Take a Walk In a City Park, Trekking With the Trees, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: Day light hours only.
Location: Boathouse Marina and Tackle Shop
Start Point / Driving Directions: 5400 North Pearl. Directions: North or Southbound I-5: Exit 132 onto SR 16/Bremerton. Take 6th Ave exit, staying in middle lane. Continue straight through the first traffic light and merge to the right lane. Turn RIGHT at the second light onto N. Pearl Street. Follow N. Pearl St for 3 miles. At the end of Pearl St., follow signs into Pt. Defiance Park. Once inside the park, merge to right lane. After a curve to the left, the lane turns right and drops down a hill toward the Waterfront. Park at the bottom of the hill, cross the street and enter the Boathouse Marina. Start Box is in a cabinet on the left by the last window. If parking lot is full, turn right and park in lot near the Ferry Terminal.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: TRAIL MAY BE CLOSED FOLLOWING MAJOR WINDSTORM. Call POC at (253) 582-7474 to check on conditions if coming from a long distance.
Host Club: Evergreen Wanderers
Contact: Chuck Repik (253) 582-7474
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