Community Hikes

Community Hikes

All community hikes are free of charge. We provide transportation, guide support, and hype! Hikes are open to all ages, participants under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Please register so we know how many people to expect! Some locations might not be accessible to all ability levels, scroll down for dates and location details.

Meet Location: Hwy 512 Park-and-Ride, 10617S S Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA 98499

Meet Time: 8 AM

What to bring: Packing List

We also suggest bringing trekking poles, binoculars, and a fully charged cell phone for pictures. Consider downloading some nature ID apps to turn your phone into a handheld naturalist dictionary!

Return Time: Varies depending on location and group speed

Accessibility: We try to offer both a moderate/challenging trail and an easy, wheels accessible trail each weekend. Please choose a hike that fits your fitness and mobility levels! Please note that while some trails are stroller and wheelchair accessible, our vehicles do not have lifts or ramps, and can accommodate only collapsible strollers and wheelchairs.

September 23

Route: Duckabush River Trail (WTA link)

Length: 10.5 miles, out and back

Elevation gain: 2,300 ft

Difficulty: Moderate/Hard

Highlights: Views, river trail

October 4

Route: Lake Ingalls (WTA link)

Length: 9 miles, out and back

Elevation gain: 2500 ft

Difficulty: Moderate, we will hike about 1.5 miles an hour and stay together

Highlights: LARCHES!!!!


October 7

Route: Tubal Cain Mine and Tull Canyon (WTA link)

Length: 7.2 miles, out and back

Elevation gain: 1,600 ft

Difficulty: Moderate/Hard

Highlights: Historic mines, 1952 B-17 crash site

October 8

Route: Myrtle Falls (WTA link) and Nisqually Vista Loop (WTA link)

Length: Myrtle Falls: 0.8 miles, out and back; Nisqually Vista: 1.1 miles, loop

Elevation gain: Myrtle Falls, 185 ft, Nisqually Vista, 200 ft

Difficulty: Easy, wheelchair and stroller accessible. Both paved trails, Nisqually Vista trail has a few stone steps.

October 14

Route: Lena Lake (WTA link)

Length: 7.2 miles, out and back

Elevation gain: 1,300 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Highlights: Old growth forest, waterfalls, Lena Lake

October 15

Route: Mima Mounds (WTA link) and McLane Creek (WTA link)

Length: Mima Mounds: 2.75 miles total, multiple loops; Nisqually Vista: 1.5 miles, loop

Elevation gain: Mima Mounds: 10 ft; Mclane Creek: 50 ft

Difficulty: Easy, wheelchair and stroller accessible

Highlights: National Natural Landmark, birdwatching.

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