Saturday, June 5th, 8am — Noon

Point Defiance Trails Day

On June 5 American Hiking Society and outdoor enthusiasts across the country will celebrate the 18th annual National Trails Day®, a long-standing celebration of America's magnificent trail system.

More than 1,500 events will take place around the country. Volunteers are needed at our local event at Point Defiance Park to help restore the trails back to their original conditions, clean up the impact of mudslides and winter storms, and ready the paths for vigorous summer use.

Participants will focus on litter and garbage removal, vegetation pruning, path repair and removal of accumulated brush piles and downed limbs. Work projects are broken out into different areas, each requiring different levels of skill. There are projects for everyone regardless of age, health, size, etc.

All tools, equipment, safety supplies and materials will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to carpool and bring their enthusiasm, smiles and energy!

In the 100 years since its formal inception as a city park, Point Defiance Park has sparkled as the crown jewel of Tacoma’s public spaces and provided memories to last a lifetime as an urban oasis, a forested refuge, and a place of gathering for occasions both leisurely and momentous.

The 702-acre park is a popular destination for about two million people each year. Trails throughout the park wind through stands of old growth forest with sunlight filtering down through lush canopies. Towering Douglas fir, maples, alders, and the bark-shedding madronas fill the natural forest while the understory includes banks of salal bushes and ferns.

Those wishing to help on Trails Day should meet at Owen Beach at 9 a.m. to help with trail maintenance projects. Early birds are invited to meet at the Zoo entry at 8 a.m. for a guided morning walk through the park.

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Contact Info
Metro Parks Tacoma
Point Defiance Park
5400 N. Pearl St.
Tacoma, WA, 98407
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