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Swan Creek Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.4 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
90% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 493' 150 m
Descent: -158' -48 m
High: 496' 151 m
Low: 33' 10 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Jeremiah Pierucci

A wonderful trail in the city that makes you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere.

Jeremiah Pierucci

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views

Description

This is a narrow dirt trail that parallels Swan Creek on the western hillside. Parts of the trail are steep and there are some switchbacks but overall, it's a very fun, relaxing run. There is access occasionally to Swan Creek, or you can also go up the hill to the west and connect up to Swan Creek Park, which is a popular mountain biking area.

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Land Manager: Metro Parks Tacoma

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Jan 4, 2019
Sean Camfield
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Look closely and you may find some interesting fungi along the Swan Creek Trail.
Jun 8, 2017 near Waller, WA
Fungi along the Canyon Rim Trail.
Jun 8, 2017 near Waller, WA
Two legged visitors aren't the only enjoying the trail. Just make sure they're leashed.
Jun 8, 2017 near Waller, WA
Weird fungi occasionally dots the trail.
Jun 8, 2017 near Waller, WA

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