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5 Mile Drive & Trails

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407-3224
+1 253-305-1000
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Five mile drive at Point Defiance

Definitely worthwhile. We drove through two days ago and last month also. Very scenic. Well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dcyagura
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Gig Harbor, Washington
Big park in the city

Want to spend the afternoon in a big park, but don't want to leave the city? Visit Point Defiance... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mackeyar
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Tacoma
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5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407-3224
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worthwhile. We drove through two days ago and last month also. Very scenic. Well maintained as well. There are turn outs to get out and take photos. Nice multiple trails. Look out for the hordes of raccoons at dusk.

Thank dcyagura
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Want to spend the afternoon in a big park, but don't want to leave the city? Visit Point Defiance. From the ocean at Owen's beach, to the gardens or old Fort, and the Forrest trails there is a little something for everyone! Hiking, biking, photography,...More

Thank Mackeyar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This drive is so pretty and chill. Hit the zoo maybe or a ferry ride, do the 5 mile drive and grab some lunch. Ruston way around the corner has some restaurant me with outdoor seating. So many options.

Thank Robanie
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I grew up here and now live elsewhere. I visited after a 13 year absence and I was not disappointed. Point Defiance Park, which has the 5 Mile Drive, was designed by the same person who designed MANY other parks, notably Central Park in New...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Located in Point Defiance Park of Tacoma, Wa at the North end of Pearl St, this gem is the deep NW woods portion of the park with an old growth feel. There are both tree canopied paved roads including the 5mile drive with several marine...More

Thank saberman
Reviewed 22 July 2017

I was so amazed by the beauty of this place so close to the city of Tacoma. My daughters and I spent about four hours here and we didn't want to ever leave! There is an amazing variety of both flowering and non flowering plants....More

1  Thank Karen R
Reviewed 17 July 2017

There are many places to stop for viewpoints, or to park the car and take a hike on one of the trails through the beautiful forest. The scenery is great. Wildlife viewing is possible - we spotted a few raccoons at the edge of the...More

1  Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The flower gardens were full of blooms and made for an enjoyable walk. We also went down to the beach for a few minutes to dip our toes into the water. Overall, this was a great place for a quick visit.

1  Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Tacoma is a beautiful area but this quick drive was stunning! The forest had beautiful scenery and the photograph opportunities were endless! It's definitely worth the drive!

Thank Samantha B
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I've been visiting Point Defiance since before I can remember, which takes us back to the late 40's! Five Mile Drive was always a relaxing experience, a wonderful chance to get off the busy road and drive through the forest. It still is! There is...More

Thank juvemeister
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Samantha M
3 February 2017|
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Response from Metro Parks T | Property representative |
Unfortunately no, Point Defiance Park closes 1/2 hour after sunset.
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Ericccccccccx
10 April 2016|
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Response from Andie N | Reviewed this property |
There are certain times that the outer loop is closed to vehicles, allowing runners, walkers, and bikes peace on the road. The times are specific so head on over to the Metro Parks Tacoma website for detailed information.
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Jessy-Ann P
10 August 2015|
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Response from Andie N | Reviewed this property |
The trails are only for foot traffic. Bicycles are not allowed on the trails themselves, but can be ridden on the road without problem. For more information go to the Metro Parks Tacoma website.
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