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Ruston Path

Easy/Intermediate
 4.4 (5)

Take in the waterfront and multiple parks while running from Ruston Way to Pt. Defiance Park.


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3.8

Miles

6.2

KM

100%

Runnable

19' 6 m

High

6' 2 m

Low

31' 10 m

Up

26' 8 m

Down

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Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildlife

Runner Notes

This is a paved path.

Description

Starting your run at the Chinese Reconciliation Garden Park, you'll run along Ruston Path through to Point Defiance Park. Along the way you'll see multiple parks, including historic fire department locations, art installments as well as an array of wildlife in the Puget Sound.

Flora & Fauna

Beach and ocean animals, birds.

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Emily R

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 5 votes

#2

in Tacoma

#7083

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  4.4 from 5 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Tacoma

#323

in Washington

#7,083

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Mt. Rainier over Tacoma from Ruston Path
Dec 30, 2018 near Tacoma, WA
Photo on Jun 6, 2016, looking at the port of Tacoma towards Mt. Rainier.
Jun 6, 2016 near Fircrest, WA

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Mar 20, 2019
Nicole Benton
Beautiful run along the Puget Sound. 5.9mi — 0h 39m
Mar 19, 2019
Nicole Benton
Great running trail along the Puget Sound. Lots of foot traffic but stunning views! 5.9mi — 0h 45m
May 8, 2017
Aaron Petersen
Great Morning Run. 2.1mi — 0h 16m
May 12, 2014
Arthur Elias
very easy buffed path. More like a cross country course than a trail. 10mi