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I was amazed how extensive this area was & how it went from beautiful forests to amazing views of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John K
great views

This has great views of South Puget Sound, Gig Harbor entrance and Vashon Is. Great Hiking Trails... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert L
Tacoma, Washington
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5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407-3224
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was amazed how extensive this area was & how it went from beautiful forests to amazing views of the Narrows waterway

Thank John K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has great views of South Puget Sound, Gig Harbor entrance and Vashon Is. Great Hiking Trails and Picnic areas too.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 8 September 2018

I love showing people around from out of town and this is one of the places I bring them. My guests have never been disappointed in a trip to Point Defiance Park via 5 Mile Drive. There are sights for all abilities whether hiking, biking...More

1  Thank N5068PKkevink
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Great way to spend a day with family or solo. Enjoy the beautiful gardens, choose one of many easy hiking trails in old forests, drive to gorgeous lookouts of Puget Sound on 5 mile drive, and of course, the wonderful zoo with brand new Aquarium

Thank Meiling A
Reviewed 28 August 2018

My trainer took me here for the first time. It was a beautiful 5-mile walk. She brought her son and dogs and we walked Sunday evening while the sun was setting. It was beautiful and the smell of nature was refreshing. We saw raccoons, deer,...More

2  Thank lynette253
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is a great trip for all ages.. lots to see ..flower garden den is a must see❤️ Zoo/acquarium great for all ages.. we drove from Portland with our grandkids and everyone had a great time!

Thank geal473
Reviewed 27 August 2018

i have used this loop (which is slightly less than 5 miles), as a place for fairly low-stress bike training in prep for longer road bike rides. There are some moderate hills, the number of cars is low (if you go at the right time...More

Thank dmccune253
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Around each curve was yet another splendid Vista! We were there on a Saturday and it was not congested. If you are visiting the area, as we were, do take time for this one.

Thank NorthArrow
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Best place ever. it was really Smokey this trip but we still loved every minute of it. can not Waite to go back

Thank merna g
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We stopped by on our way back to Seattle based on the good reviews and were not disappointed. A scenic drive or hike through old forest forest and lookout points was great, but there were gardens in bloom too. (August 12) You see a lot...More

Thank Darin G
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Samantha M
2 February 2017|
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Response from Metro Parks T | Property representative |
Unfortunately no, Point Defiance Park closes 1/2 hour after sunset.
9 April 2016|
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Response from Bob W | Reviewed this property |
General Park Hours: Open ½ hour before sunrise Close ½ hour after sunset Outer Loop Closed to Vehicles During park hours the gate at the head of the Five Mile Drive's outer loop is closed to vehicle traffic so that... More
Jessy-Ann P
10 August 2015|
Response from Andie N | Reviewed this property |
The trails are only for foot traffic. Bicycles are not allowed on the trails themselves, but can be ridden on the road without problem. For more information go to the Metro Parks Tacoma website.