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Ruston Path

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Trail

4.0 mile 6.5 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 108' 33 m
Descent: -47' -14 m
High: 89' 27 m
Low: 6' 2 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

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Trail shared by Emily Roeben

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

Emily Roeben

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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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

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 4 votes

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in Tacoma

#7270

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#1

in Tacoma

#349

in Washington

#7,270

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Photo on Jun 6, 2016, looking at the port of Tacoma towards Mt. Rainier.
Jun 6, 2016 near Fircrest, WA

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