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Tacoma Eastern Railroad Grade

Easy

Trail

0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 12' 4 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 931' 284 m
Low: 919' 280 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 1% (1°)

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Trail shared by Amy Wilson

A short, flat trail with a mix of shade and sun.

Amy Wilson

Features Birding · Wildflowers · Wildlife

All vehicles should park in the designated runners' parking lots, stay on the trails, and owners must pick up after their pet.

Need to Know

If you are recreating on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday during hunting season please wear blaze orange, as hunting is allowed on the property.

Runner Notes

This trail can get muddy so be aware of your step.

Description

This is a very short, flat trail along an old railroad bed left from Tacoma Eastern Railroad. The trail flora and fauna vary greatly on this short trail as this trail goes beside several natural wetlands and continues into an area where timber was harvested in the last five years.

Flora & Fauna

Big Leaf Maple, Cottonwood, Alder, Vine Maple and Douglas Fir make up the canopy of this trail. Horsetail, Colts Foot, Bracken Fern, and Lady Fern are the most common in the herbaceous layer. The wetland areas sometimes hold wood ducks and other migrant waterfowl and deer frequent this trail known only to us by the tracks left behind in the mud. This trail is also great habitat for woodpeckers and those are frequently seen and heard in the area.

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#1,296

in Washington

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