Outside Loop Trail (Blue Loop)

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4.1 Miles 6.5 Kilometers

 

97% 

Runnable

Singletrack

339' 103 m

Ascent

-333' -101 m

Descent

302' 92 m

High

133' 41 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

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Follows the cliff edge above the water. Beautiful views of Puget Sound.

Shaun Henderson

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Open dawn to dusk
Dogs: Leashed

Description

This trail is well marked with blue square blazes on 4 ft posts. At many of the major intersections there is also a park map in case you get turned around.

The trail is dirt with exposed roots and can get muddy after heavy rains, especially in the winter. You can access the trail from any of the main parking areas around five mile drive. However the most popular start finish points for this loop is the Zoo or Fort Nisqually.

As you work your way around the outer edge of the park, there are numerous opportunities to take side trails to viewpoints overlooking Puget Sound.

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Land Manager: Metro Parks Tacoma

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Mar 23, 2017
Matt G
Mar 19, 2017
Matt G
Jan 21, 2017
Edgar Vasquez
Parked at Owen beach park and ran North, had to cut through the woods to get on the blue trail. I recommend parking near the entrance. 5mi
Aug 27, 2016
Melina Stayton
First time on this trail, it is well maintained with beautiful views. 4.2mi — 1h 02m
Aug 19, 2016
Roberto Carrillo
4.2mi — 1h 03m

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  4.0 from 4 votes

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#124

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