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5 Mile Drive & Trails

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407-3224
+1 253-305-1000
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A great quick visit

We stopped by on our way back to Seattle based on the good reviews and were not disappointed. A... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Darin G
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Eagle Mountain, Utah
Great drive

Really nice drive with great trees. Areas to stop and see views. It’s one way so you don’t have to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Isabel L
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  • Average1%
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“beautiful drive” (16 reviews)
“mile drive” (35 reviews)
“puget sound” (21 reviews)
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5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407-3224
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+1 253-305-1000
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"beautiful drive"
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"mile drive"
in 35 reviews
"puget sound"
in 21 reviews
"point defiance park"
in 20 reviews
"wonderful scenic"
in 2 reviews
"speed limit"
in 4 reviews
"old growth"
in 8 reviews
"rose garden"
in 13 reviews
"turn outs"
in 3 reviews
"pretty drive"
in 3 reviews
"scenic viewpoints"
in 3 reviews
"trail system"
in 3 reviews
"quick drive"
in 3 reviews
"picnic area"
in 5 reviews
"owens beach"
in 9 reviews
"warmer months"
in 2 reviews
"own backyard"
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Reviewed yesterday

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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really nice drive with great trees. Areas to stop and see views. It’s one way so you don’t have to deal with a lot of traffic hassles. Will take you to different areas in the park such as the fort, beach, dog park, etc.

Thank Isabel L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views of Vashon, Colvos Passage, Gig Harbor and the twin Tacoma Narrows Bridges. Excellent way to get a flavor for the area and readily accessible by car. Good to do in any weather.

1  Thank Wolfgang O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful park - lots of trees, ferns, flowers. Includes zoo and Ft. Nisqually. My favorite part is Owens Beach. Lots of places to picnic. The walking trails are marked and a map is available. Beautiful views! Well worth your time.

1  Thank jzytravler
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The drive is beautiful and could easily be done on foot or bikes. There are several trails to look hike, picnic areas and look out points with views of the water.

1  Thank Morgan E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are so lucky to have this beautiful park and drive in our own Tacoma backyard. It’s close by and always beautiful no matter the season or weather. The best part is it’s free ! The water vistas are stunning and the scenery and gardens...More

1  Thank Surfpinky
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So beautiful get to see a number of gardens including the rose garden, Japanese garden, open flower gardens and rhododendron garden. Then there are scenic views of the Puget sound, Gig Harbor, and the nearest bridge. So much to do as well. Fort nisqually, Owens...More

Thank Shalome R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful drive, wonderful scenic views, a great get away right in town... fabulous place to picnic or for a bicycle ride.

Thank Rick W
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We were ending our Washington trip and had a few hours to waste, and the car museum was closed, so we saw that this was close by, and decided to give it a go! We had earlier in the week been to ButchartGardens, so weren’t...More

2  Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We were on our way from Tacoma to Gig Harbor and stopped here based on T..A. reviews. We walked down to the rose garden and one of the ponds and drove down to the ocean. We were short on time, but could've spent an entire...More

Thank nickel5
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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.
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Ericccccccccx
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
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Jessy-Ann P
10 August 2015|
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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.
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