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5 Mile Drive & Trails

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407-3224
+1 253-305-1000
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Beautiful trail

We drove from Covington and entry into the trail is flanked by the sea on your left. It's an oasis... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cebu City, Philippines
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A lot to see

Easy and inexpensive way to spend time outside with friends or family. I did a lot of walking with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Corey O
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5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407-3224
+1 253-305-1000
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We drove from Covington and entry into the trail is flanked by the sea on your left. It's an oasis within a major suburb. There is a beach front and a fantastic moderate effort trail that meanders through the 5 miles. The sun was playing...More

Thank VikasKohli
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Easy and inexpensive way to spend time outside with friends or family. I did a lot of walking with my two boys and they were entertained the whole time.

Thank Corey O
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is the crown jewel of the many great parks in Tacoma. This 600 acre wonderland has many miles of trails, great rose garden, loads of flowers, plenty of locations for picnics, you can either walk, run or drive the 5 miles drive. Also located...More

1  Thank rsfarrelly
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Five Mile Drive is a long, wooded oasis attached to the top of Tacoma. Point Defiance was set aside over 100 years ago as our NW version of Central Park.

Thank David S
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

If I were smart, I would say that this place is horrid and to stay away-in an effort to keep it to myself. I live in this neighborhood walk in the park year round. LOVE IT! Beautiful and just a great place to be.

2  Thank amybell64
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The drive has got plenty of view. Just stop by at any place and enjoy the excellent view of beaches or parks.

Thank AnkurJa
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Took a drive through on a Tuesday morning because I needed something to do. Great option because the drive is beautiful and a lot of places to stop off and look at the views

Thank Mallory T
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We drove through with some friends and stopped off at some of the pictorial places. A huge tree near the rose garden, Japanese garden, dock, view of Gig harbor and more. Lots of raccoons around. Very fun.

Thank Yodatravel
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Summer, walk on the beach. Picnic in the park or by the waters edge. Dip your toes in the water. Take a tour of the Fort. Spring, look for the miriade of wild Rhododedrums, Walk through the rose Garden Autumn, view the autumn colors Winter,...More

Thank loisletrvlr1
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We did this drive twice. The second time we took our adult son and he has actually stated he is going to take his friends dog there for a walk to get rid of some energy. We actually saw deer on the side on the...More

Thank Irving_TexasAnneB
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Samantha M
Can you drive the five mile drive at night, like around 11 pm?
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.
Why is the 5 miles drive gate closed?
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.
Jessy-Ann P
are the trails bike friendly?
10 August 2015|
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.